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American Tennis Player Who Won 14 Grand Slam Titles

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Last Updated: 02 July 2021

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Ustralian John Millman, facing Roger Federer in the third round of the Australian Open on Friday evening down under, was leading 8-4 in the fifth-set tiebreaker, just two points away from pulling off an upset. But Millmans end came soon enough, in typical Federer flurry. Backhand winner, via Federers magic wand of tennis racquet. Millman committed unforced errors, as Federer refused to relinquish point. Federer dropped shot. Federer ran off six straight points, thanks to his angles and agility, still strong at age 38. He won the match, 4-6 7-6 6-4 4-6 7-6 epic, to advance to the fourth round, in which he will face Marton Fucsovics of Hungary. Federer enters the 2020 season seeking to cushion on his Grand Slam record. Hes won 20 Grand Slam singles titles, more than any other male player ever. But Rafael Nadal is chasing him down: Nadal won the French Open his ridiculous 12 and the US Open in 2019, to give him 19 Grand Slam championships for his career. Federer last won the slam two years ago, at the Australian Open. Novak Djokovic, who won the Aussie Open and Wimbledon over Federer in the final at 19, is also very much in the mix, with 16 career titles. Tightening Grand Slam race is tennis's most enticing subplot of the season. Federer could face Djokovic in the semifinals of this Australian Open, and Nadal in a potentially tantalizing final. Federer, however, insists hes not as focused on his slam total as fans and media. At the end of the day, I dont play tennis just to protect that record, Federer told TIME before the start of the tournament. I am actually here to create my own story. For Federer, breaking Grand Slam record was a career pinnacle: he passed Pete Sampras, who won 14 singles titles, at Wimbledon in 2009, when he outlast Andy Roddick in the final, winning the fifth set 16-14. That was my moment, say Federer, anything else I always say was bonus. Would Federer prefer to hold the Grand Slam record forever? Of course. But if Nadal, Djokovic or someone else down the road surpasses him, Federer swears he is totally at peace. Totally at peace. Hes already begun planning for his future. Late last year, Federer announced he was becoming an investor in On, Swiss footwear brand. Federer plans on being much more than a passive participant in company: his passionate sneakerhead, and hell be involved in the design of his shoes. Federer joins a growing list of superstar athletes who are doing more than simply signing rich endorsement deals with big companies. LeBron James has a production company; Tom Brady has his TB12 health imprint. Federer, however, hasnt looked to other athletes for business inspiration: Federer said he was unaware of James ' production company, SpringHill Entertainment, until I mentioned it in conversation. I really have to do it my way, with my life, with my family, with my background, being from Switzerland, say Federer.

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