Re: Rafa vs Roger age comparison at 22y 8months
Rafa has played a full ATP schedule since he was 16...that's a few years difference with Federer. If you look at ATP career records there a strong correlation between young starting age and decline at an earlier age, and vice versa with late-comers being able to extend their copetitive careers into their 30's.
So the comparison isn't really valid, Nadal was just mature in terms of tennis at an early age.
TT Singles 2012: W: Winston-Salem SF: Honolulu CH, Rotterdam, Memphis, 's-Hertogenbosch, Wimbledon, Beijing, Vienna QF: Barcelona, Nice, Bastad, Petange CH, Bangkok R16: Monte Carlo, Madrid
TT Doubles 2012: W: Caloundra CH (with kingroger), Acapulco (with keqtqiadv) F: Beijing (with KittyTennis) SF: Sydney (with Belludal), Memphis (with Belludal), Guadalajara CH (with kingroger), Wimbledon (with RHB1993) QF: Barcelona (with extremaduratenis), Cincinnati (with stbanchile)