Re: Federer's legacy is in tatters
His legacy is just fine, in 10-15 years no one will remember the exact losses and wins, they'll just say "Federer is a 13 (maybe 14-15)-time Slam winner who lost a couple of 5-setters to another All-Time Great". All of those losses in clay Masters Series tourneys won't matter that much. He won his Slams, that's what will count.
He has his game and dominance to show for it. Sure, Nadal was beating him when he (Rafa) was entering his prime while Roger was already over the hill. So what?
P.S. In a couple of years or whenever Rafa's legs and knees will start betraying him, a lot of people will spew the same bullshit about "mug era for clay", "he was lucky to face Federer who was bad on clay", "he only won ... Slams off clay" (and if it's fewer than 5 or 6, people will call them lucky). That's revisionist history at its finest.
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