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Boris Becker backs Roger Federer to win Wimbledon

Siddharth Nair
|Tue May 30 2017


Tennis legend, Boris Becker believes that Federer’s absence from the French Open will hold him in good stead for Wimbledon this year. The legendary tennis player thinks it was a good decision on Roger’s part to skip the clay court season, which is why Becker backs Roger Federer to win Wimbledon this year.

This is what Becker had to say about Roger Federer,

“If I were his coach, I would have tried to convince him to skip Roland Garros all the way,” Becker said.

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“Playing there would have been no sense.

“So far he has dominated, he is 35 and I thought from the beginning that he should have rested until the grass season events.

“When I knew he wouldn’t have played in Paris, I thought ‘very well, great move.’

“It’s very likely that Roger wins Wimbledon this year. He won in Australia, Indian Wells and Miami, then he took time off.

“I think it’s very likely that he wins his eighth title at the All England Club and the 19th grand slam title of his career.”

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There was has been a lot of criticism that has come Federer’s way, in the wake of his decision to not to take part in the French Open. Many former players have said that it was a ridiculous decision, as they felt that he was simply afraid of meeting an in-form Rafael Nadal during the tournament.

But Federer has had support from some quarters, with Becker being the latest one siding by the Swiss master.

This year has been a great year for Federer personally. The most notable victory was his Australian Open win, when he beat long time rival Rafael Nadal in the final. His splendid form was another reason why people were surprised that he withdrew from the French Open.

Probably, he wants to give all his attention to his favorite Grand Slam of the year !


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