Roger Federer and San Antonio Spurs: Comparing Their Greatness

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Roger Federer and San Antonio Spurs: Comparing Their Greatness
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Frenchmen Tony Parker and Boris Diaw give each other a hand as the Spurs sweep into the NBA Finals.

Two of the biggest events of the sports season are taking place right now in the 2013 NBA playoffs and the 2013 French Open.

Generally, basketball and tennis are considered to be very different sports. The former is a team sport while the latter is an individual sport, however, that doesn't mean that there can't be a strong relation between the two.

Both the San Antonio Spurs and men's tennis icon Roger Federer are competitive on their respective courts. The Spurs advanced to the NBA Finals on Monday while the Swiss tennis star is the favorite to reach the finals at Roland Garros.

The Spurs are valid in France as well when you consider that two of their key players are Frenchmen Tony Parker and Boris Diaw, bringing this correlation full circle.

Let's take a look at the similarities between the career and personality of Federer compared to the Spurs in the era of Greg Popovich, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker.

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