After having faced players born in the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s, Roger Federer faced Felix Auger-Aliassime, a tennis player born in 2000.
Federer’s rival with the oldest date of birth is the Italian Gianluca Pozzi (June 17, 1965), Against which ‘His Majesty’ ended his career with a 1-1 record after the defeat in the 1999 Davis Cup and the victory in Copenhagen 2000, months before the Canadian was born, his winner in the ATP 500 in Halle.
Data that speak of the extensive career of the 39-year-old Swiss, and the large number of players from different generations that he has faced throughout his career. Since debuted in an ATP main draw, with loss to Argentine Lucas Arnold at Gstaad 1998, Federer has collided with players born in 33 different years: 1965, and 1968-1999. This Wednesday the year 2000 was added to the list.
In addition, it was also Federer’s first match against the current Next Gen, as well as the match with the greatest age difference with his rival (19 years old) in his entire career. When Felix came to this world, ‘His Majesty’ already had a 35-40 record in his career, and had already been a finalist.