Tennis News: Roger Federer not done yet, has shot at 18th Grand Slam says Jim Courier

Tennis News: Roger Federer not done yet, has shot at 18th Grand Slam says Jim Courier

Roger Federer is not done yet winning, according to former pro Jim Courier, who claimed that there is still a chance for the Swiss to add to his record 17 Grand Slam titles before the Swiss’ tennis career is over.

“I don’t think that [Roger] Federer has put it away yet, I think there actually is a chance he can get there given how well he is playing now,” Courier shared via a tennis podcast on BNP Paribas Radio.

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Federer has not won a Grand Slam title since 2012, when he won the Wimbledon Championships but Courier, who has won four majors title in his career, believes the 34-year-old Swiss Maestro still has what it takes to add to his Grand Slam haul.

The 45-year-old Courier knows about winning Grand Slams in tennis during his prime winning back to back titles at the Australian Open (1992 and 1993) and at the French Open (1991 and 1992).

Courier also shared his thoughts in the same podcast about which players he thinks has the chance to stop Novak Djokovic’s recent dominance in men’s tennis, saying that Stan Wawrinka, Federer’s compatriot, could be the best threat for the Serbian.

“[Stan Wawrinka] is really the guy who can stand up from my point of view to Novak and really test him,” Courier added about the new tennis rivalry.

It has to be noted that it was Wawrinka who stopped Djokovic in adding a French Open title to his Grand Slam collection in 2015, when Wawrinka defeated Djokovic, 4-6 6-4 6-3 6-4 in the championship round at Roland Garros that year.

However, Djokovic has dominated Wawrinka in their head-to-head meetings with 19 wins against 4 losses. Meanwhile, the Serbian is 23-22 against Federer and 6-2 in their last 8 career meetings on the tennis courts.

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