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.
You are right.
Roddick retired with a winning record against Djokovic, davydenko still has a winning record against Rafa (paying then out if their peak). And what to say about mugzalez, Blake, youhzni who sent Rafa packing at slams?