• There's no question that Roger Federer is one of the greatest tennis players ever
  • The Swiss legend has a total of 20 Grand Slams throughout his career
  • Former Australian Open Finalist Marcelo Rios called Federer's dominance boring

The tennis season may be on hold due to the global pandemic but discussion about Roger Federer’s greatness hasn’t slowed down by one bit. Former Australian Open Finalist Marcelo Rios recently shared that he considers Federer’s dominance as boring.

It is known that Federer is one of the greatest players of all time when it comes to the sport. The achievements of the Swiss legend have surpassed the expectations of everyone. While the 38-year-old has accomplished so much in his career, he’s still known to be one of the best.

There’s no denying that Federer is a one of a kind and is on top of the tennis world. But per Essentially Sports, Rios thinks the repetitive greatness he portrays has been as exciting as it used to be.

“Nowadays I do not entertain myself watching tennis, it is very boring. Many say that it is very boring to see players like Andy Murray and Roger Federer,” Rios said.

Although Rios sees it that way, he emphasized that it doesn’t take anything away from their capability.

“It is not a great thing, but they do play very well,” Rios shared.

“I am one of those who think that it is more important to be No. 1 in the world than to win a Grand Slam, because of the situations that I experienced first-hand,” Rios continued.

Recent developments though have taken out the 20-time Grand Slam champion regarding his earlier arthroscopic surgery. Earlier this year, Federer announced that he would be missing a good portion of the year to give time to rehabilitate his knee. The initial timetable of his return was slated during the grass-court season just in time for Wimbledon had it not gotten canceled.

Given the global pandemic and everything that has been going on, Federer recently announced that he would be sitting out the entire year to fully recover.

While it’s considered as a wise move for Federer to return 100% healthy, it will be interesting to see how this plays out when the games resume.

The 20 majors Federer has won may seem untouchable but Nadal has slowly caught up. The left-handed and more explosive Spaniard has tallied a total of 19 Grand Slams and is in position to tie Federer as the best of all time.

It will be noteworthy to see how tennis bounces back after this global pandemic and how Federer’s legacy will look like when he returns from his injury.

Knee trouble: Roger Federer will be out until the start of the 2021 season
Knee trouble: Roger Federer will be out until the start of the 2021 season AFP / Saeed KHAN