Re: Which player is most mentally tough of Federer, Agassi, Sampras, Nadal?
Yeah, it's easy to forget how strong was Pete in the head department. He was fantastic.
However Rafa is the mind GOAT, not only because his comebacks, focus, BPs, etc, but because he is all the time computing, tinkering, evaluating percentage on shots from himself and the opponent, and that's why he can eventually defeat 63 62 guys that actually seem to be dominating him for most of the points.
I think we are underestimating Fed here, however.
Nadal career prediction: 6 RG, 2 Wimbledon, 1 Australian Open, 1 US Open
, 2 Master Cup, 20 Master Series
, 65 titles.
(Predicted before RG 2008 when he had 3xRG)
The inhabitants of the Balearic Islands are said to have been the inventors of slings, and to have managed them with surprising dexterity, owing to the manner of bringing up their children. The children were not allowed to have their food by their mothers till they had first struck it with their sling.
~Vegetius, De Re Militari, late 4th century
Nadal: the last Balearic Slinger, the ultimate product of natural selection. Feel the weight of the centuries in the Topspin from Hell!