Roger Federer will go down in history as one of the world’s greatest ever tennis players. At his best on grass, his breathtaking all-round technique and immaculate timing enabled him to shine on any surface and he played the game with unsurpassed elegance.
Roger Federer Biography
Federer began his professional career in 1998 and it took him four years to break into the top ten, but the following year, in 2003, he won his first Grand Slam title, beating Mark Philippoussis at Wimbledon and in 2004 he became the world number one, winning Wimbledon again, along with the Australian and French Opens. That was the beginning of a remarkable run of form that saw him reach the final of 21 out of 25 Grand Slams between 2005 and 2010. He won his latest Grand Slam title, his 17th, at Wimbledon in 2012.
Bet on Roger Federer
Federer is clearly a declining force. His 2016 season was badly affected by injury, and at the age of 35, he must be close to calling it a day. But his timing and technique is holding up, and it is worth noting that he has reached the semi-finals of each of his last four Grand Slam events. Winning another Wimbledon is likely to be beyond him, but if he can get fit and stay fit, he could be a good bet to reach the last four again.
Bookmakers have found it difficult to weigh Federer up for a number of months and his injury-afflicted 2016 season won’t have made that any easier. Expect some big prices to be available in the tournament betting markets in 2017, but you may have to pick your momen to back him, as any sign that the Federer magic is returning will see his price collapse, particularly in tournaments played on grass.