Roger Federer is still improving as a player: Former British No. 1
Former British No. 1 and tennis commentator Annabel Croft has made a huge claim about 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer’s career.
Sky Sports pundit Croft believes World No. 1 Roger Federer is getting better and better as a tennis player despite turning 36 last year.
The Swiss maestro has won the last three Grand Slams he has contested and is currently on a 14-match winning streak in 2018. Federer last tasted defeat at the hands of David Goffin of Belgium in the semifinals of the ATP World Tour Masters in London in November.
In February, Federer became the oldest No. 1 in tennis history, going past Andre Agassi, who held the No. 1 ranking at 33 in 2003.
He captured a record extending 20th Grand Slam crown by defending his Australian Open title with a five-set victory over Marin Cilic of Croatia in Melbourne in January.
Croft lauded Federer for his willingness to improve despite being 36 years of age.
“It’s a special moment for anyone to come and watch this man play tennis,” Croft said.
“But also just the way he’s playing his tennis.
“He just seems to be getting better and better, he’s improving year on year and as we said earlier, he’s won nine titles since coming back from that injury problem with the knee.
“He’s kind of laying down the gauntlet for the younger generation of how to play this game and how many options there are in ways of how to win a tennis point.”