Henman: Too early to write off Federer

Saturday, September 21, 2013 /by
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Tim Henman says it’s too early to write off Roger Federer as an elite player. Federer, 32, has only won one title this year and lost in the fourth round of the U.S. Open to Tommy Robredo, who he was 10-0 against.

“A lot of people question Roger and ask ‘Is he going to retire soon?” Henman told Metro. “But I think we should just enjoy watching him while we can. He’s the best player that has ever lived and it’s going to be a long time before we see another player like him. Roger is 32 now and it doesn’t get any easier to bounce back. However, he’s won so many titles and has so much experience, it’s far too early to be writing somebody like that off. He hasn’t had the best year but he’s still motivated and he loves playing the game. He’ll be back soon.” 

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