Roger Federer is a gift to the sports world, at large. Such mountain of talent, aligned with grace, modesty and decency, sprinkled with an unsatiable desire for humanitarian work – that’s a rare combination destined to transcend tennis and sports. We are fortunate to be witnessing history and greatness unfold.
Every sport has a stand-out player - unique, and so much superior than every other player in history. But not all these players transcend their sport. Some players who have achieved that are: Mohammad Ali of Boxing, Michael Jordan of Basketball, Tiger Woods of Golf.
Here is a breakdown of where Roger Federer stacks up, against the greats of the game, when they were 26 years of age. Federer still has about 4 months to reach his 26th birthday, and to add more to his total.
|26||Pete Sampras||United States||49||10||1|
|Ivan Lendl||United States/ Czech||79||2||1|
|Andre Agassi||United States||44||3||3|
|John McEnroe||United States||61||7||1|
|Jimmy Connors||United States||67||5||1|