All the analysis can be put on hold and comparisons to rest because the debates have no meaning at all. Astrologically, Roger Federer is the best tennis player ever. And he is not finished yet!
Federer was born in 1981 when one of the rarest of celestial configurations occurred — Uranus the planet of innovation and excellence was at its deepest exaltation point. Additionally, an exoplanet, which we call ‘Planet Y’ — the real ruler of the zodiac sign Virgo, symbolising perfectionism and sublime artistry, was also at its zenith of brilliance in his horoscope.
This is superior to the one-dimensional horoscopes of players born in different eras. This also makes him dangerous in a way that once the effect of Uranus starts waning and you start writing him off but he comes back with a bang with the power of ‘Planet-Y’ and vice versa.
Talking about contemporaries, nobody has a horoscope better than the Swiss great. However, hard they try, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will have fewer victories and Grand Slams compared to Federer. The current No 1 will retire qualitatively and quantitatively as the best ever to have played tennis.
The 30-year would be an exception to the rule that tennis players peak during 27-30. He may well play at his best even at 33-35. The period till the end of 2015 looks a bright patch for Federer. He would add at least three more Grand Slams to his kitty if not more. It is surprising to note that a 1981 born male has never won an Olympic gold in tennis singles. The Swiss maestro definitely has chances to clinch it at London.
—Lobo is a city-based astrologer