With the first round matches at Wimbledon underway, people have already begun speculating on the next men’s champion. Most are looking past Roger Federer to Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, the respective No. 1 and No. 2 in the world, after their French final battle.
Some say Fed-Ex is getting too old to reclaim the No. 1 world ranking. People holding that opinion should be reminded that he’s playing at Wimbledon: home to six of his 16 Grand Slam titles. While Djokovic and Nadal may be a bit younger than Federer (about four and five years to be exact), Federer’s experience and past championship confidence give him a tremendous advantage at the All England Club.
Let’s take a look at the top five reasons why age is should not be a limiting factor for arguably the best player in tennis history to win his seventh Wimbledon title.