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Federer is in a class by himself

Roger Federer has a chance to be one of the all-time greats, writes Greg Garber.

Updated: July 6, 2004, 1:15 AM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

WIMBLEDON, England -- During this damp but enlightening fortnight at the All England Club, the superlatives have been lavished upon Roger Federer.

Goran Ivanisevic called him the most talented player he has ever seen. Serena Williams used the word "unbelievable." John McEnroe conceded that Federer might well win more than McEnroe's seven Grand Slam singles titles. Martina Navratilova said she would pay to see him play.

No less an authority than Andy Roddick observed, "He ...

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