Federer Becomes One of the Best Tennis Players in the World

Toni HughesContributor IJune 8, 2009

PARIS - JUNE 07:  Roger Federer of Switzerland poses with the trophy as he celebrates victory during the Men's Singles Final match against Robin Soderling of Sweden on day fifteen of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 7, 2009 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Roger Federer became only the sixth man to win on all courts and matches Pete Sampras with 14 Grand Slam Titles after 10 tries and humiliation last year. He has finally done it.

He can become greater in two weeks when Wimbledon starts. The only obstacle he has to face is the World No. 1 who is currently the reigning Champion and will be defending his reign over Wimbledon. Federer has had to work very hard to achieve what he achieved yesterday against Soderling.

During the match yesterday, Federer was attacked during the match which did not faze him even a little bit. He still had a smile on his face. I have a lot more respect for Federer now than what I did earlier. It just shows what a great tennis player he really is to be up there with all the other greatest tennis players in the world. Not even Rafa Nadal is there yet and he's playing great tennis too.

It just shows that World Rankings don't necessarily mean anything although it does when it comes to Nadal and Federer who have a great rivalry between them on court and a great strong friendship on and off the court.