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Jonas Desai: After Sunday's final can Federer no longer hide behind the aesthetics

Under the right circumstances, it can be fun to discuss who is the greatest in a specific sport. Usually, however, the conversation heated tones, then the inconsistent and finally irrelevant. Those who remain friends after a discussion about whether or not Maradona, Pele, Messi or Ronaldo is the best footballer of the story should keep hard for each other.

I guess the matter has been more or less completed in the last five years: Roger Federer is the best tennis player. When it is not printed with the letters symbolized his value only with a get-emoji, and both experts and hobbyists agree in the ”truth” about Roger Federer is the ”Greatest Of All Time”.

majors – more than anyone else on the men's side – 27 masters 1000 tournaments, and the most number of weeks as number one in the world, to mention a few figures. The two players closest to him, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, has several of its own, extremely impressive, record to refer to, but the consensus around Federer bottoms not only in the statistics. It has also with the style of play to do.

Aesthetically pleasing IS Roger Federer's". He is, if you want to, however, he Mozart, with a broad ability – to do something intended for the initiated, to something that even lay people can detect and completely trollbindas of. It is, simply, easy to like Roger Federer.

Nidbilden of Nadal is that he runs around and grunts, chasing down every ball and kontraslår. It wins no style points, especially not when your hair is not what it once was. The rhetoric of the spaniard, his career and what he accomplished boiled down to a good attitude and the desire to play every ball as if it were his last. He is extremely well-liked the world over, but in an almost patronizing way.

In Sunday's final can Federer no longer hide behind aesthetics

unlikely security to literally bore their opponents and rarely do something to get amazed over on the track. He also seems to suffer from chronic envy of the two giganternas the spotlight does not make him any easier to like.

But with Sunday's final can Federer no longer hide behind aesthetics. An unshakable Djokovic and a born-again Nadal absolutely demolished all opposition in the Australian Open and once they met each other was serb such a level that it feels reasonable to give him two of the year's majors. The fight, which for so long looked settled, is now more interesting than ever.

Serb is up on the 15 grand slam titles, the value which is considered as the most relevant in the discussion, and have never seen healthier or more stable. He has six years to the liking of Federer and what I believe a deep desire to be remembered as the best of us. The world number Nadal filed prior to the season of 2019 on its recognized mediocre förstaslag and serviced, then all the way to the final of the Australian Open. His ability to evolve, no one can measure up to and with the newfound aggressive style of play teach Nadal to see a clear path to the Federers record.

Australia Open in 2017, where Federer defeated Nadal in a match that went to five sets, talked Federer humbly wanting to share the victory with Nadal, if there had been likaresultat in tennis. Cynikern in me to believe that there is a comfortable gap, he then got to his nemesis, allowed him to be generous with the words. He would say the same thing in the day, when his seemingly unwavering record the shakes, feels highly unlikely.

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