Roger Federer Is An Unbelievable Tennis Player And A Better Bloke!
by Tom Gainey | December 16th, 2014, 10:03 am

Following a strong No. 2 finish to 2014, Roger Federer is currently in his home base of Dubai training for the new season. As he often does, Federer flies in some of the younger stars in the game to help in his preparations. Enter Australian phenom Thanasi Kokkinakis.

After a few weeks with Federer, the 18-year-old Kokkinakis left quite impressed:

Ranked No. 150, Kokkinakis is hopeful of earning one of the three available wildcards into the Australian Open main draw. But tournament director Cameron Pearson and Pat Rafter will also have to consider Marinko Matosevic, James Duckworth and Jason Kubler. Presently all Top 100 men are entered into the Australian Open.

Australian legend John Newcombe says Kokkinakis has a very bright future.

“He’s going to make a move next year,” Newcombe said. “I think he’s the same as Nick, certainly with a potential to be top 20, top 10, top four or five in the world.

“In some ways, he might have a slightly better all-round game. Not quite as much explosive power as Nick. It might take Thanasi an extra year to get it, but I think he’ll make good inroads next year. I’d be very surprised if he’s not well entrenched in the top 100 by the end of next year.”

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7 Comments for Roger Federer Is An Unbelievable Tennis Player And A Better Bloke!

Hippy Chick Says:

Nice picture,and great that Rogers thinking about the future of the game,and all the up and coming new players trying to make a break through….

Giles Says:

I’m not quite sure whether fed is thinking of the future of the game per se. He is for sure thinking of the future of HIS game.

Humble Rafa Says:

I guess the kid hasn’t heard of the Blokess, who isn’t nice.

Giles Says:

HR. Lol

rog Says:

Humble Rafa : I really appreciate how consistent u have been in hating Roger . Humble ones never put themselves above or below someone . Be really humble and perhaps people will listen to u cos right now no one is.

Matador Says:

The younger brother of Thomas Bellucci.

batlord Says:

I am listening to and appreciate Humble Rafa.

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