Possibly the best player to ever play the game, roger Federer this week chases his seventeenth grand slam victory which would be the biggest haul of grand slam titles that any player has ever achieved.
Federer is no doubt the most impressive player in the open era and a victory at this year’s French Open would surely cap off his incredible career as in winning he would perhaps win the most difficult grand slam championship of his illustrious career as he would need to defeat both Novak Djokivic and Rafa Nadal who both also chase tennis records. Federer’s last grand slam victory came at the Australian open in 2010, but since then has failed to win his seventeenth.
Federer already holds a number of impressive recorded including an incredible two hundred and eighty five weeks at the world number one ranking, on top of this the thirty year old has appeared in an unbelievable twenty three grand slam finals including ten in a row after his 2005 victory at Wimbledon.
Federer has already been voted the number one tennis player of all time and a final grand slam victory would cap this off. The Swiss tennis star has already progressed beyond the first round in Paris after beating Germany’s Tobias Kamke, winning 6-2, 7-5, 6-3. Although Federer was not at his best he proved too classy for his opponent.
Should Federer fail to secure his record at Roland Garros, He will be eying a seventh Wimbledon victory later this summer where he has often seemed almost unbeatable. Perhaps securing his record seventeenth grand slam at Wimbledon would be the fitting way to break the record books, but I’m sure he wouldn’t mind where it is that he grabs the record.