Decades ago when Johnny Cash changed his attire to all black, he was questioned about whose funeral he planned to attend. Over the last two weeks Roger Federer, wearing his all-black ‘tuxedo outfit’, has once again put the competition to rest.
700,000 thousand fans crowded into the USTC this year, and those lucky enough witnessed possibly the greatest tennis player in history and probably the most-dominant current athlete.
At the age of 26 Federer has amassed 12 Grand Slam Titles. Only Pete Sampras, with 14, has more titles. Federer and the word consecutive go hand-in-hand: consecutive Grand Slam Final appearances-11, consecutive Wimbledon titles-5, consecutive US Open titles – 4.
Time again to reopen the discussion: How does Federer stack up to the likes Tigger, LeBron, and Sidney?
Interesting to note – today on ESPN’s – The Sports Reporters- Mike Lupica’s parting shots addressed this topic. Lupica can be whiny and abrasive, but he is also poignant. Lupica unequivocally weighed in with Federer.
I might have to reconsider my razor choice – I love the Gillette commercial with Woods, Federer, and Henry.