Roger Federer claimed a record-extending 20th Grand Slam title by successfully defending his Australian Open title – but is he the greatest sportsperson of all time?
The 36-year-old proved too strong for Marin Cilic over five absorbing sets in Melbourne and his achievement re-opens the debate about how his achievements compare to individuals across other sports and the gender divide.
Federer received glowing plaudits from athletes across the sporting landscape but many will argue that there are others, past and present, who are more deserving of that title.
Muhammad Ali, arguably boxing’s most celebrated personality, 14-time major winner Tiger Woods, Serena Williams – a 23-time Grand Slam champion – and Olympians Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt all feature on our 30-strong list of sporting greats.
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