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Roger Federer: Shock admission made, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic concerned

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That’s the view of stunned former Wimbledon and French Open finalist Mark Philippoussis.

Federer has 20 Grand Slam titles to his title, beating the Australian to win his maiden Wimbledon title in 2003.

Certainly, he has been champion at SW19 eight instances as he has gained each main a minimum of as soon as.

Federer’s tally of 20 places him three away from Rafael Nadal whereas Novak Djokovic is joint third with 14.

The Serb is degree with Pete Sampras and Philippousis has admitted he by no means anticipated anybody to beat the American fairly so quickly.

“In case you had form of requested me that query – regardless of how good somebody is it’s exhausting to see that occuring,” Philippoussis informed Metro.

“You at all times knew he was going to be one of many prime gamers, you knew he would win some Slams however to win what’s it, 20? No, in my view.

“I believed [Pete] Sampras’ report of 14 Grand Slams goes to final fairly some time!

“Not solely has it not lasted some time, however three guys have handed it.

“It’s unbelievable when you consider it. It’s unbelievable.”

In the meantime, Roger Federer and Nadal’s largest strengths have been mentioned by tennis legend Manuel Santana.

“I really like Rafa (Nadal)’s forehand,” he stated.

“I like how he varies it, it is superb to see him play.

“On the backhand aspect, I like Federer.

“I’d have favored to play with Rafa, struggling however I’d have positively been capable of management the ball.

“Individuals who like tennis and who prefer to see matches, just like the present, for instance the good grasp that’s Federer, who does what he does with the ball.

“For me he’s a tennis creator. I believe new issues can be added to win.

“Guidelines can change a little bit however an important factor is that you simply maintain the competitors that at all times existed.

“I see the present and the participant extra collectively than ever.”

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