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'Roger Federer is the most all-round player that's ever played at Wimbledon,' says Pat Cash

Roger Federer at Wimbledon

Wimbledon will never see a better all-round player than Roger Federer and no matter what happens this year, his legacy is protected says Pat Cash.

Federer has played Wimbledon for 21 consecutive years, winning the title eight times and reaching a further four finals.

He will return again this year, but in much different circumstances following double knee surgery and having played only eight competitive matches all season.

The 39-year-old's All England Championship return is hotly anticipated, however, some analysts have been hesitant about it, worrying that the Swiss ace doesn't have enough match practice or physical fitness to produce his usual quality.

But Pat Cash, former Wimbledon champion, says he believes Federer's legacy will live on in Wimbledon regardless of what happens this year.

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“I think he certainly transformed tennis," Cash told the Herald.

"He brought it to another level in the modern era. He showed players could play at the back of the court and be equally as good at the net and around the net."

“His movement was phenomenal and I think he certainly brought an element of style and flashiness and the shots he could produce - it’s the best of what we seen from the Bjorg and Connors at the baseline and McEnroe, Edberg, Sampras, those types of volleys.

“He has very good claims to being the best, most all-round player that’s ever played at Wimbledon.”

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