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Concert Band Prepares for Spring Concert -

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Roger Federer Proves he is the GOAT -

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Roger Federer Proves he is the GOAT

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Roger Federer has become a household name in the past decade and there is no surprise why. His unmatched record of 18 Grand Slam wins and sustained dominance in the tennis world make it difficult to deny that he is the greatest tennis player of all time. Of all the G.O.A.T.s in sports, few have the savoir faire and staying power as Federer.

Federer plays with distinctive style and approach to the game that appear only slightly refined from when he first became a top 100 player in professional tournament, at age 18. Even at 35, he is still incredibly light on his feet, whips a one-handed backhand down the line or across the court in the blink of an eye and rarely loses his cool.

Federer’s determination to win can be deceiving, for he often contains his emotions during matches. However, it’s evident that he can explode to make a miraculous shot in a key breakpoint whenever a killer shot is needed most.

He has won the most Association of Tennis Players (ATP) singles titles (89) and grand slam titles (18) in tennis history, and has dominated the rankings, holding the number one spot for 302 weeks straight.

Even by his own admission, 2016 was Federer’s worst year, but it was due to a leg injury that prohibited him from playing. Many thought Federer wouldn’t ever win another grand slam, but he may put those criticism to rest this year. Just a few months after returning from his injury, Federer won the 2017 Australian Open, his fifth AO title. Then he won the next two tournaments: Indian Wells and Miami Open.

Federer, who is married with four children, including one pair of twins, uses his sports celebrity status to help young people. The Roger Federer Foundation, which he founded, helps children in southern Africa get quality education. The organization has helped over 600,000 children so far and will soon reach the goal of one million.

What’s next after winning the AO? Federer is taking time to rest before preparing for the French Open at Roland Garros. It won’t be easy, but Federer will be one of the favorites in the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open. Winning one of these might make him the greatest G.O.A.T in the world of sports.

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