Who would that competition be? Useless serve bot Roddick or a weaponless pusher Hewitt? Safin who cared about more about bitches than tennis? No fitness mug Fatbandian and slam clown Baldenko? Flukes like Gonzalez in slam final?
Tough era indeed. The only competition the Geezer had was on on clay against baby Nadal and we all know how that turned out for him. Flukerer needed a serious injury to squeak out an RG title.
Could you like shut the hell up for once? Just to point your fucking hypocrisy and draw more pathetic excuses/reasons, once again, isn't it quite ironic that once the trash Federer era of dominance of his so called weak field, which includes those you mentioned, stopped being a factor that it was finally then possible for Rafa to actually win Grand Slams away from RG?