Roger Federer: He's Not the Best Ever, but for Many Reasons out of His Control

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Roger Federer:  He's Not the Best Ever, but for Many Reasons out of His Control
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Roger Federer has perhaps the most elegant all-court game in the history of tennis.  Hall of Famer John McEnroe has gushed about Federer's lithe court movement.  The late novelist David Foster Wallace called watching Federer's game a "religious experience,"

Statistically, Federer has the resume for the "best ever" title.  His sixteen grand-slam titles are the most in the Open Era.  He has won the most grand slam contests of all time.  His five consecutive U.S. Open titles, also a record.  For you tennis-stat junkies, here are more of Federer's gaudy accomplishments .

And yet, for all of his game's divine artistry, for all of Federer's statistical prowess, they still don't make him the best in the game.  Here are a few reasons why, many of which are out of Federer's control:

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