The Tennis Podcast: Is Roger Federer the greatest sportsperson of all time?

After Roger Federer became the only man ever to win eight Wimbledon title singles titles and 19 Grand Slam crowns overall, The Tennis Podcast discussed where he sits in the pantheon of all-time greats – and not just in tennis. 

Is he better than Rod Laver, Bjorn Borg, and Rafael Nadal (who has a winning record against him)? Are his achievements superior to those of Serena Williams, Steffi Graf and Martina Navratilova, or in other sports – Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordan and Usain Bolt? Impossible questions to answer, perhaps, but that doesn’t stop BBC 5 Live’s David Law and the Telegraph’s Simon Briggs and Charlie Eccleshare from trying to on the podcast. 

The debate comes after Federer ruthlessly dispatched Marin Cilic, who’s movement was impeded by a bad blister, to win the title in straight sets. 

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