Richard Gasquet describes Roger Federer as 'unimaginable and irreplaceable'
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French tennis veteran Richard Gasquet has nothing but a great respect and admiration for Roger Federer but still he believes Novak Djokovic is the best player of all time. Djokovic, ranked at No. 1 in the world, beat Matteo Berrettini in the Wimbledon final to lift his sixth crown at The Championships.
Djokovic, Federer and Rafael Nadal now each have 20 Majors in their collection. "For me, Federer is unimaginable and irreplaceable, he's the greatest player of all time in terms of aesthetics, the grace he has on the court.
I watch tennis for that, although Djokovic is certainly the best," Gasquet said, per We Are Tennis.
Federer out of the Tokyo Olympics
After reaching the Wimbledon quarterfinal, Federer announced he would not be participating at the Tokyo Olympics due to a knee issue.
"During the grass court season, I unfortunately experienced a setback with my knee, and have accepted that I must withdraw from the Tokyo Olympic Games," Federer announced on social media. "I am greatly disappointed, as it has been an honor and highlight of my career each time I have represented Switzerland.
I have already begun rehabilitation in the hopes of returning to the Tour later this summer. I wish the entire Swiss team the best of luck and I will be rooting hard from afar. As always, Hopp Schwiz!" Djokovic's win at Wimbledon again sparked the greatest of all time conversation.
When asked what it means to win a 20th Grand Slam title, Djokovic said, “It means none of us will stop [playing]. I have to pay a great tribute to Rafa and Roger as legends of our sport, the two most important players in my career and why I am the player I am today.
They made me realise what I needed to improve, mentally, physically and tactically. "When I first broke into the Top 10, for three or four years, I lost most of the big matches against these guys and something shifted at the end of 2010 and the beginning of 2011.
The past 10 years have been an incredible journey and it’s not stopping here”. Djokovic has won the opening three Grand Slams of the season now he will be aiming to win the Us Open and finish the season with a calendar Grand Slam.
“I could definitely envisage it happening and I will definitely give it a shot," said Djokovic. "I am in great form and I am playing well at the Grand Slams. So let’s keep it going”.