The man who won all four Grand Slam tennis events in a single year -- twice -- Rod Laver, says there is no argument in his mind who is the greatest player of this generation: Roger Federer.
“When I look at Federer, with what he's accomplished, against the competition that he's
accomplished it with, I'd have to say I would think that Roger is the greatest player,” Laver said while attending the Shanghai Masters on Thursday in China.
And while Rafael Nadal has a 21-10 career advantage over Federer, Laver doesn't think he has the complete body of work that Federer has accumulated.
Laver won the Grand Slam in 1962 and 1969 and remains the only man to have won it in the Open era, which started in 1968. He was quick to add he's not sure he can call Federer the greatest of all time.
“I've always said if you're the best in your era, that's as good as you really can do. You could take it back to 'Is it Fred Perry, is it Don Budge, is it myself that came