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Roger Federer: 'I'm not the greatest'

Roger Federer says that he cannot be considered the greatest of all time.

Wimbledon champion Roger Federer has said that it is impossible to compare tennis players from different eras.

The Swiss captured his seventh title at SW19 with a four-set victory over Andy Murray on Sunday.

The 30-year-old has been hailed by many as the greatest player of all time, but Federer does not believe that he can be considered in such a way.

"I don't feel better than anyone, because we need past champions to pave the way for our generation and we have become very professional," Federer told BBC Sport.

"They have led the way and inspired myself and other players to chase the big records out there. Back in the day they weren't doing that, they were just playing to play tennis.

"Things have changed dramatically with the press reminding us 'you should do this and win that and you'll be considered the greatest of all time'. And anyway I don't think you can compare different eras in tennis."

Federer took his Grand Slam total to 17 with his triumph at the All England Club.

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