For much of the past two decades, Roger Federer and Serena Williams have been dominant forces in the ATP and WTA Tours respectively. Both of them have been huge successes in the tennis courts, winning a total of 175 singles titles between the two of them. They also leveraged their tennis careers to bag major endorsements from brands like Nike, Uniqlo, Rolex, and Gatorade. In fact, the two stars have become good friends over the years because of their similar career paths.
Roger Federer on what makes Serena Williams different from him
Federer, however, said that he and Williams are different in many ways. He explained that they came from different backgrounds, which made their responses to the fame and pressure dissimilar. He also mentioned that the American female player started the tour earlier than him. In fact, when Federer won Wimbledon in 2003, Williams had already achieved the career Grand Slam.
But the Swiss Maestro acknowledged that what binds him and Williams is their dedication to what they are doing. He credits their longevity in the sport to their love of tennis, considering that being on tour can be challenging.
For his part, Federer attributes part of his drive to the great relationships with the people that surround him. He enumerates his wife, his parents, his sister and friends as among these people.
Williams and Federer are fans of each other
What is great about Federer and Williams is that they seem to be genuine fans of each other. When Williams was preparing to compete in the 2018 French Open, King Roger made the bold statement of declaring Williams as the greatest tennis player of all time.
Williams returned the favor earlier this year when they faced off for the first time ever in the court. While it was a mixed doubles match during Australia’s Hopman Cup, it did not make the match any less thrilling. Williams was paired with Frances Tiafoe while Federer played with Belinda Bencic. The Swiss pair won the match 4-2 4-3 (7-3).
Apart from their mutual admiration, Federer and Williams also share another thing. Both at 38 years old, they are still at the top of their game even at the twilight years of their careers. Currently, the Swiss Maestro is gunning for his 21st Grand Slam finals win in 2020 while Serena aims to tie Margaret Court’s record 24 Grand Slam titles.
But due to their age, some fans and pundits have already written them off. Even with their legacies as the top players of the sport, they still feel like they have something to prove.
Australian Open quotes
It’s interesting to notice that for Bet365, Serena is the favorite to win the upcoming Australian Open (she is quoted 6.5), Roger is considered as the 3rd favorite (quoted at 11) after Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.
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Serena Williams’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.10, the American played her last match on the 7th of September when she capitulated to Bianca Vanessa Andreescu 6-3 7-5 in the final in U.S. Open.
Serena Williams’s best performance of the present year was reaching the final in at the U.S. Open, Toronto and in Wimbledon.
Roger Federer’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.3, the Swiss played his last match on the 16th of November when he had to bow to Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3 6-4 in the semifinal in London.
This year Federer has a 51-10 win-loss record. The Swiss has won 4 titles in 2019 in Dubai, in Miami, in Halle and in Basel. Roger was the finalist in Indian Wells and in Wimbledon.
Serena Williams and Roger Federer
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