Roger Federer is a 30-year-old Swiss professional Tennis player and without doubt one of the greatest players to have ever played the game.
During his peak, Federer was the World No.1 for a record 237 weeks and this highlights his dominance on the men’s game during that time. Speaking of records, he has won more Grand Slams than anybody in the history of tennis with 16 major victories to his name.
Since the emergence of Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, Federer has remained extremely competitive and ranked No.2 in the world, he is in a fantastic place going into this British summer.
Grand Slam History
As mentioned, Federer is the Grand Slam king. Since winning the Australian Open in 2004, he has an incredible record in the major tennis competitions.
The French Open – which had been dominated by Nadal – looked set to be the one Grand Slam that Federer missed out on, but victory in the 2009 tournament at Rolland Garros ensured he was one of only three players to capture a career Grand Slam on three different surfaces.
Federer’s most recent Grand Slam victory was the Australian Open in 2010 and there is no doubt that he would like to win the others – French Open, Wimbledon and US Open – at least once more before he retires.
Chances of success
Referring specifically to his chances at Wimbledon, there is no way he could be ruled out. Many will say that he has had his day, but Centre Court is his second home.
With six Wimbledon titles to his name, he is an extremely respected man around SW19 and one that is feared by his opponents. Making things look incredibly easy in the opening rounds, Federer is known for going through the gears and turning on the style when it counts.
If you fancy him to do just that, you can get odds of 4/1 for Federer to win his seventh Wimbledon. Considering the form he has shown in 2012 so far, this wouldn’t be the worst decision you have ever made.