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Was Federer a transitional champ?

I know back in 2006 people had a lot of laughs with that one, but in retrospect it seems true. Fed never achieved the kind of H2H domination against his top 5 rivals that Nadal has precisely because Nadal became a force in 2005 so early in Roger's reign. It seems that Roger was just keeping the seat warm until a totally dominant champ would emerge - Nadal.
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Re: Was Federer a transitional champ?

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Re: Was Federer a transitional champ?

You do have a point what with both Rafito and Muzz having such losided H2H against him.
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Re: Was Federer a transitional champ?

I think the evidence grows with every passing month. 2004-2007 was just a blip.
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Is Fedfan a delusional gloryhunter? No doubt!
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Re: Was Federer a transitional champ?

FedFan is right, as usual.
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Re: Was Federer a transitional champ?

When even fed's own fans say that... makes u think it probably is true

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Re: Was Federer a transitional champ?

Federina was never a champ, not even a transitional one.

Biggest myth in history:
"Federina has an artistic all-round game."
The Reality:
"Federina can't play tennis."
The Bottom Line:
"Federina is a disease and Nadal is the cure."
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Re: Was Federer a transitional champ?

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Re: Was Federer a transitional champ?

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When even fed's own fans say that... makes u think it probably is true
What makes you bleieve he is a Fed fan, cos his username says so?

Fed won 13 slams in the hardest era in the history of tennis, he dominated like no other and he's not even done yet.

Now go follow chess.
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Re: Was Federer a transitional champ?

237 consecutive weeks at no. 1, surely transitional. Nadal has surpassed that by a mile, right?

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What makes you bleieve he is a Fed fan, cos his username says so?

Fed won 13 slams in the hardest era in the history of tennis, he dominated like no other and he's not even done yet.

Now go follow chess.
Hard cock era only began in August 2008. Since then Nadal has won 2 slams, Federer 1.
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I think the evidence grows with every passing month. 2004-2007 was just a blip.
If you consider the age of the earth (non-biblical), the whole human existence is a blip.
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Hard cock era only began in August 2008. Since then Nadal has won 2 slams, Federer 1.
Right..

GOATS like Hewitt, Mental Giant Roddick and Marat "Grass is for the cows" Safin really gave Fed some problems..

Except for Safin, none of those players have ever defeated Federer in a grand slam..

H2H's vs. Federer
Roddick-2-17
Hewitt- 8-14 (Possibly the most competitive, even though Hewitt hasn't beaten Federer since 2004..
Safin 2-9- Has the biggest win over Federer (2005 Australian Open Semis) but still not a rival.

Fact is, Federer had no real rival until Nadal..
And now that we actually have some real tennis players to challenge Federer (Djokovic, Murray) we can really see that Federer had a very weak era.
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Re: Was Federer a transitional champ?

If being #1 for over 200 weeks in a row makes you a transitional champ, then all previous #1 were transitional as Federer has the record for most weeks at #1 in a row. So really, what's your point?

The day Nadal loses his #1 ranking he will have been the transitional champ for the next #1 ... All #1 are transitional until the next #1.

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