Roger Federer: the oldest man to win a Masters 100 singles title
Roger Federer (Image Credit: Sportskeeda.com)
You can’t stop this man for sure; at 35yrs and seven months this Swiss sweetheart is going strong and have moved up to sixth position in ATP rankings. Roger Federer is at career high with 100 Masters singles title, now third in the all-time list behind Jimmy Connors (109) and Ivan Lendl. Roger claimed his fifth Indian Wells Masters title by defeating compatriot Stan Wawrinka in straight set 6-4, 7-5 on Monday.
At the BNP Paribas Open Roger was at the top of his game where he didn’t drop any set in the tournament and continued till he lifted the title. Federer look surprised as the early exit of Djokovic and Murray gave him hope and illness of Nick Kyrgios an extra day of rest to reach the final. Also Djokovic and Murray has withdrawn named from Miami Open where Federer will be playing his next. With a goal to return after injury and make it to top eight Federer has done it all.
After a big gap and injury winning Australian Open 2017 was biggest motivation for Federer and the momentum is set for the rest of the year. With three more grand slams to come for the year Federer is roaring and firing on the court. While other players dream to set-up their life with disciples, at 35yrs Federer is looking brand new to take on the challenge from anyone who is standing between his career titles.
30s is the new 20s of Tennis where all the top ranked players are on the other side 30 and making it tough for younger players to make it big. This is one sport where I find people above 30 playing fit and fine where others plan to retire at 30s. it looks like Roger is brand new at 35 and this Swiss Sweetheart has many more title wins in his store.