Stanislas Wawrinka Reaffirms: ‘Roger Federer is the Greatest of All Time’

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Monday, February 8th, 2016 | 0


Switzerland’s two-time Grand Slam champion Stanislas Wawrinka heaped rich praise on countryman Roger Federer, touting him as the ‘greatest of all time’. The duo is known to be good friends off the court, with their biggest achievement together being the gold medal triumph at 2008 Beijing Olympics.

At 34, Federer – the 17-time Grand Slam champion – has shown no signs of slowing down and is static at No. 3 in the world rankings. Wawrinka, at No. 4, may not seem far away from his fancied compatriot, but still trails Federer by a margin of over 2000 points.

Speaking to BFM TV, the 30-year-old Wawrinka was asked how complicated would it be to go beyond Federer. He said: “The master always remains the master. With all that he has accomplished in his career, for me he is the greatest player of all time.”

Further reflecting on the success that bloomed in a tad late in his career, the Australian Open (2014) and French Open (2015) champion stated: “It is clear that my evolution over the past two years has been exceptional and unexpected: winning two Grand Slams and currently be No. 4 in the world. It’s huge.”


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