As Swiss tennis star Roger Federer gets set to take on Britain’s very own Andy Murray in the centre court of the All England Club with the Wimbledon title up for grabs, he has not only history but many other things in his sight as well.
If the 30 year old former world number one manages to break the heart of Murray as well as the whole of Great Britain once again, he will equal the record set by Pete Sampras by winning the 7th Wimbledon title of his career and the 17th overall Grand Slam title.
And a win would also guarantee the suave Swiss a return to the top of the ATP tennis rankings after a gap of more than two years as well. At the start of each tennis season, when asked about his goals for the year, Roger Federer has had the same answer for almost a decade now – winning the title at Wimbledon and ending the year as the world number one. And if he manages a victory today, one of those goals will be accomplished and the other one will become a real likelihood as well.
In spite of falling out of love with the tennis betting online, who reckoned that he was too old, Federer still thinks he has a great chance. As he approaches the ripe old age of 31 years, Federer will be emulating the likes of Arthur Ashe and Rod Laver in winning the most prestigious tennis title at the age of 30 years and although age is considered to be just a number, in today’s tennis, Federer is regarded as a veteran.
With the emergence of Serbian ace Novak Djokovic and the continued success of Spanish player Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer had almost become marginalized as the two younger players began to dominate the game but Wimbledon and the grass courts of the All England Club once again showed that tennis is still about class and not power.
Federer is also probably worth a bet on US Open 2012, given his current form.