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Roger Federer was born on August 8th, 1981. That makes him 30-years-old—just a couple months away from turning 31.
And while no one is going to sit here and call 30 years too old, we can all agree that he isn't exactly young anymore.
When you add in the fact that Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, the two players ranked ahead of Federer in the ATP World Singles Rankings are just 25, that 30 years might start to look even older.
You see tennis is a sport for the young legs. It's grueling, back and forth, side to side, twisting, contorting and hurling oneself to smash a small, green ball traveling at over 100mph. Not a simple task.
The older you are, the harder the task becomes. The tournaments seem to last longer, the aches and pains pile up and tennis becomes a grind. The flow of fresh young talent never stops.
And the final catch is, while all of Roger's other weakness might be treatable, there is simply nothing he can do about his age.