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sportstennis 01-30-2013 03:21 PM

Boris Backer: Roger Federer could've competed successfully in our era.
 
NEW DELHI: Legendary tennis player Boris Becker rated Roger Federer very highly and said due to his sound technique the Swiss probably could have been the only player to have competed successfully in the "serve and volley" era.

"The reason why Roger Federer is still successful at the age of 31 is because he has got a good technique. He can play from the baseline and when he has to, he can also come to the net more often than other players," Becker said during an event.


"I don't think Nadal or Djokovic would have been so successful in the era of serve and volley but Roger Federer could have played," the German added.



http://articles.timesofindia.indiati...cker-del-potro


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vfwv2GJj_fw



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sportstennis 01-30-2013 03:25 PM

Re: Boris Backer: Roger Federer could've competed successfully in our era.
 
Stating that competition used to be different during his time when there were more number of players as compared to the modern era, Becker said, "Today there is just Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and (Andy) Murray. I can't remember anyone else apart from these winning the Grand Slams in recent times.

"(Juan Martin) Del Potro and Murray might have won once or twice. Otherwise it is these three. The competition used to be different at my time."

The 44-year-old Becker, however, said that the biggest change that the game of tennis has witnessed over the years is the kind of "racquets the players use today".

Becker refused to name any particular opponent whom he thought was most difficult to face but said he had respect for each and every individual he had played against.

"There were lots who were tough to face. The likes of (John) McEnroe, (Jimmy) Connors, Stefan Edberg, and later Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Jim Courier and Michael Chang. I played against three-four generations of world class players but if you have to get to the final you have to win the first round and then the next.

"So you have to respect every individual you are playing. On a bad day, you can lose to anyone," insisted Becker.

"I always wanted to have a substantial career and the fact that I was able to play for so long is my biggest achievement.

"In the late stage of my career, I would say playing against Sampras or Agassi was very rewarding because they were the new kids on the block and doing well against them would give you me a chance to play for another year. Had they been not there I would have stopped earlier," he said.

Becker, however, said that he would always regret missing out on a French Open title during his illustrious career.

"Only regret is, I have never won a French Open. My game wasn't suited for clay. And obviously I would have liked to have 12-13 Grand Slam titles but when you are playing against the big players, it is very difficult," said the legendary German, who has won six Grand Slam titles.

viruzzz 01-30-2013 03:27 PM

Re: Boris Backer: Roger Federer could've competed successfully in our era.
 
November 2012...

Saberq 01-30-2013 03:30 PM

Re: Boris Backer: Roger Federer could've competed successfully in our era.
 
of course he is backing Federer when his name is Backer no news here

samanosuke 01-30-2013 03:32 PM

Re: Boris Backer: Roger Federer could've competed successfully in our era.
 
yep, he said that in sky sports studio during the last year's wtf

Alex999 01-30-2013 03:33 PM

Re: Boris Backer: Roger Federer could've competed successfully in our era.
 
there is a thread about this already. old news.

sportstennis 01-30-2013 03:33 PM

Re: Boris Backer: Roger Federer could've competed successfully in our era.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by viruzzz (Post 13231081)
November 2012...

I'm sorry. But this thread does not exist... ?

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MaxPower 01-30-2013 03:37 PM

Re: Boris Backer: Roger Federer could've competed successfully in our era.
 
nvm them. It's always good with some Backer. Must also remember his rival Edgerg. Two legends of the game

rocketassist 01-30-2013 03:37 PM

Re: Boris Backer: Roger Federer could've competed successfully in our era.
 
http://www.facebook.com/borisrehman



Yes I'm pretty sure Federer could compete with this guy.

BauerAlmeida 01-30-2013 03:38 PM

Re: Boris Backer: Roger Federer could've competed successfully in our era.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rocketassist (Post 13231257)
http://www.facebook.com/borisrehman



Yes I'm pretty sure Federer could compete with this guy.

WTF ahaha:rolls::rolls::rolls:

piksi 01-30-2013 03:38 PM

Re: Boris Backer: Roger Federer could've competed successfully in our era.
 
They were so good back then that a kid like Chang could win a GS title. That would be impossible now because these guys would eat him for breakfast. The question should be asked other way around. How many of those guys would be as good today? What are the chances of Becker winning 2 AO in era of Roger, Rafa and Novak? You can ask the same question for any other GS.

sportstennis 01-30-2013 03:48 PM

Re: Boris Backer: Roger Federer could've competed successfully in our era.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by piksi (Post 13231297)
They were so good back then that a kid like Chang could win a GS title. That would be impossible now because these guys would eat him for breakfast. The question should be asked other way around. How many of those guys would be as good today? What are the chances of Becker winning 2 AO in era of Roger, Rafa and Novak? You can ask the same question for any other GS.

I remember the utterance which looked down on Nadal's Sampras era whenever it heard such opinion.

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superslam77 01-30-2013 04:13 PM

Re: Boris Backer: Roger Federer could've competed successfully in our era.
 
this baker is good.

Li Ching Yuen 01-30-2013 04:16 PM

Re: Boris Backer: Roger Federer could've competed successfully in our era.
 
Boris Backpacker.

EliSter 01-30-2013 04:19 PM

Re: Boris Backer: Roger Federer could've competed successfully in our era.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rocketassist (Post 13231257)
http://www.facebook.com/borisrehman



Yes I'm pretty sure Federer could compete with this guy.

lol


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