Roger Federer: Documenting the Greatness of a Living Legend

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Roger Federer: Documenting the Greatness of a Living Legend
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Federer following 2003 Wimbledon Title

"A tennis masterclass"

"A near faultless display"

"Completely dominant"

"Unleashed his full array of shots"

"Inspired play"

"Federer maintained his brilliance"

"Federer completed what promises to be the first of many Grand Slam victories"

The excerpts above were extracted from a prophetical article published by the BBC following Roger Federer's first Grand Slam victory, which came at Wimbledon in 2003 against Mark Philippoussis.

These vivid, crisp, concise descriptions of Federer's play would be unceasingly voiced for years to come.  

The promise of this Swiss magician was vibrantly lucid in the eyes of the beholders of his magical grandeur. 

The BBC made no mistakes in its visions for Federer.  As we all are aware, Federer has captured 17 Grand Slams, eclipsing Pete Sampras' short-lived record of 14 and doing so with astounding pace and dominance.

In the eyes of many, Federer is the greatest player to ever to grace a tennis court with his presence.  

In the following slides, I will attempt to explain and elaborate on the unique and remarkable qualities that have allowed Federer to assert his myriad of talents upon the tennis world.

This piece commemorates Federer eclipsing Pete Sampras's record for most weeks at World No. 1.— 287 and counting.

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