Originally Posted by TheSwissMaster
and so there is no need to diminish rogers accomplishments by linking it with weak era theories
I agree. After all, it is not his fault that he is head and shoulders above the rest of the filed. No one gave him anything he didn't take by himself.
But, the true measure of greatness (I believe) lays in ability to battle the adversities and given obstacles, not in talent. In that sense, number of titles and weeks at the top only indicate 'size' of ones accomplishments, but not engrave it.
So saying that Fed would dominate Pete's era, although not neccessary false, it is still too far feched and inconclusive as it is to say that Fed got a mega-walkover to his 12 GS's and I dunno how many weeks at no 1.
To conlclude: IMO, although Fed is near the goatness there are many more things to prove (at least to me) and many more buckets of sweat to be filled. And the fact that Fed's game is - arguably - the best, it only ADDS to level of greatness and viewing pleasure, not transforms him into goat.
Besides, Fed himself said he wants to play till he is 35 and against different generations. Why did he say that - (and the fact that he was asked doesn't stand) ?
I say let him do it, and than we can conclude.