Mark Philippoussis Unfazed By Roger Federer’s Longevity

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Friday, July 8th, 2016 | 0

Two-time Grand Slam finalist Mark Philippoussis says he is not surprised by Roger Federer’s longevity as he credits the Swiss of training ingeniously.

Federer, a 17-time Grand Slam champion, is attributed for his light movement that has kept him almost injury-free during his career ever since turning pro back in 1998. And Philippoussis couldn’t agree more.

“No, not at all,” the former Australian star told Blick when asked if the 34-year-old’s prolonged on-court existence shocks him. “Roger was always very clever in training. Its body is light, he is fully trained and he never plays too much.

“This has always distinguished him. And the way he plays and moves, which is easily and without effort.”

Philippoussis himself played Federer on five occasions, going on to lose four of them including a defeat at the 2003 Wimbledon title-clash. But, the 39-year-old says that he doesn’t regret not having a major under his belt.

“Although it would have been a wonderful feeling to win a Grand Slam tournament, I have won the Davis Cup twice and many other tournaments, which make me proud,” he mentioned.





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