Roger Federer missed the Wimbledon title by a whisker and with this, he also missed the opportunity to take his tally of Grand Slams to 21, on the other hand, Novak Djokovic closed the gap further with the Swiss maestro by winning his 16th Grand Slam title. In a classic final lasting for around 5 hours, the Serbian beat Federer 7-6 (7/5) 1-6 7-6 (7/4) 4-6, 13-12 (7/3) in four hours and 57 minutes.
Why Novak will win more Grand Slams than Federer?
Talking to Omnisport during an HSBC event, the former British no.1 Tim Henman said that though Federer lost the final it is very difficult to say if he is not able to win another Grand Slam though he agreed that he may not play for a long time considering he is 38 now. He said:
“Federer’s not going to be around forever but I think it’s important we all enjoy him while he’s still playing.”
Henman continued and backed the Serbian great to surpass Federer in terms of winning the most number of Grand Slams.
“It’s going to be very interesting to watch, he’s five years younger than Federer so he’s got much more time on his side.”
“The level of play that Djokovic is at right now, it really wouldn’t surprise me if he did overtake Federer in the future.”
Djokovic himself had shared a similar point of view. In a light tone he had said at Wimbledon:
You know, I am 32 now, though I don’t really look at age!”
“It’s just a number like Roger said. I think I have a few more years left in my legs. And if I manage to balance things out in my private life, because I’m a tennis player obviously but firstly I’m a father and a husband.”