‘Federer transformed tennis and brought it to another level’, believes Wimbledon legend
Pat Cash said Roger Federer brought tennis to another level in the modern era by showing that players could be equally as good at the baseline and the net.
The Australian believes Federer’s complete game creates a strong case for him being the best player to have played at Wimbledon.
Cash won Wimbledon in 1987 and reached a career-high ranking of world No. 4 before retiring in 1997. He won six singles titles overall – and now works as a commentator and analyst.
“I think he certainly transformed tennis. He brought it to another level in the modern era. He showed players could play at the back of the court and be equally as good at the net and around the net,” Cash told the Sydney Morning Herald.
“His movement was phenomenal and I think he certainly brought an element of style and flashiness and the shots he could produce.
“It’s the best of what we seen from the Borg and Connors at the baseline and McEnroe, Edberg, Sampras – those types of volleys. He has very good claims to being the best, most all-round player that’s ever played at Wimbledon.”
Sixth seed Federer is looking to win a record-extending ninth Wimbledon men’s singles title this year.
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