Originally Posted by Hood_Man
Federer doesn't need to beat every record though.
In current environment, there will be more dominant player
and wins his 1st slam as a teenager, and accumulate ~20+ slams.
And Federer's reign was interrupted by ~5 year younger generation:
Nadal, Djokovic. This is weak as a all time greats. Top 5 GOATs dominated
a decade until 10+ younger generation arrived.
IMHO, Federer knows this and is playing to show that he can stand again
at the top over Nadal, Djokovic and Murray.
I am pretty sure that's the reason why Federer is playing now.