Federer loses to Nadal again at the French open. Their head-to-head record is lopsided — in Rafa’s favour. So then why is Federer called the greatest ever?
An aging Federer, past his prime, is now facing off against a rising cadre of tennis players entering theirs, many of whom respect, but arguably no longer fear Federer.
Yawar Saeed’s comment won’t make the latest news disappear, nor will it make the prying eyes of the media go away, but it shows some calm existential acceptance on the beaten manager’s part.