Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Breaking News
   \'If You Succeed, The Country Succeeds\': Obama Tells Trump During Meet   Black money: India to gain access to Swiss bank info from Sept 2019   Cash curbs paralyse ops in co-op societies   Margao business, markets reel under liquidity crunch   Customers, bankers kept on toes in Mapusa   Long queues at banks on Day 1; cash crunch hits State   Anger And Scramble To Stash Cash In Black Money Squeeze: Foreign Media   After PM Modi Speech, Hawala (Money-Laundering) Spiked, Triggering Raids   Defence Minister Parrikar\'s Nuclear Remark Stressed As \'Personal Opinion   No service tax on online rail tickets till Dec 31

Sections

Editorial

Greatest ever

31st January 2017, 05:44 Hrs

Tennis pundits might warily debate it but majority of fans today will call Roger Federer the greatest all-time male player the sport has seen. There is a large section who root for the Swiss master’s great Spanish rival Rafael Nadal, but they are always easily outnumbered. The G.O.A.T (greatest of all time) debate has not been settled yet but by claiming his 18th Grand Slam title after beating Nadal in Australia, Federer has certainly cemented his claim as the peerless in sport’s history after drawing four majors clear of the 14 Nadal shares with Pete Sampras. Federer got rapturous applause from the packed stands when he insisted that he would have been happy to “accept a draw”. Time will tell if their reunion was a fleeting epilogue or the resumption of another chapter. There is sadness in the fact that the Roger and Rafa show cannot last forever, but profound pleasure in experiencing that titanic sporting spectacle again. Tennis, indeed sport, is incalculably richer for its return.
comments powered by Disqus