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How will Roger be remembered?

As reality sets in with Roger, I wonder how he will be remembered 10, 20 years from now. As a great player who had incredible talent and underachieved or as a shotmaker who overachieved. I doubt he will be GOAT since he is now pigeon to Murray and Nadal. Nadal has beaten Roger many times at his prime and for the life of me I can't imagine Roger being able to claim he is a better player than Nadal (even worse if Nadal wins a few more slams). Unless Roger turns his record against Nadal around, highly doubtful, can he be anything but a Bjorn Borg...

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Hello?!?! 5 times Wimbledon champion and 5 times USO champion.... plus 3 times AO champion... and 3 times RG finalist....
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Hello?!?! 5 times Wimbledon champion and 5 times USO champion.... plus 3 times AO champion... and 3 times RG finalist....
So what are you suggesting? That he is the GOAT? I mean either you are the GOAT or you are not. You can't be both

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Nadal isn´t better than Roger cause Nadal has only 2 fast courts grand slams while Roger has 13. They make tough matches on hard courts (advantage to fed 5-4) but Nadal will never dominate his rivals like Federer has dominated in the past.

Capicce? Tennis is not head-to-head to see who is better, but overall achievements.

And the real GOAT is called Rod Laver. Nadal speed plus Roger talent.

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Rogers got atleast 5 years to go.
I hate these threads with people saying hes toast.
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One of the all time greats. He already is.
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As reality sets in with Roger, I wonder how he will be remembered 10, 20 years from now. As a great player who had incredible talent and underachieved or as a shotmaker who overachieved. I doubt he will be GOAT since he is now pigeon to Murray and Nadal. Nadal has beaten Roger many times at his prime and for the life of me I can't imagine Roger being able to claim he is a better player than Nadal (even worse if Nadal wins a few more slams). Unless Roger turns his record against Nadal around, highly doubtful, can he be anything but a Bjorn Borg...
This is a joke right? In order to be better then Federer, Nadals got to win a whole lot more slams and hold onto the number one spot for a lot longer then he has now. I don't think with Murray and the others in the mix he'll hold onto it for more then 15 months at best.

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a fast court genius. he's only a couple of well hit forehands away from getting his form back and winning those tight matches.

rafa is an all court genius =) AND the king of clay.
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He will be remembered as one of the top 5 tennis players of all time.

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a fast court genius. he's only a couple of well hit forehands away from getting his form back and winning those tight matches.

rafa is an all court genius =) AND the king of clay.
You must be joking. Nadal has two grand slam in fast court; how can he be genious in fast court, he is clay court genious and a very good fast court player but less than fed on fast court.

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As the most wonderful, generous man of his generation. And the last "artist" that tennis ever produced. Now it is played as if it is sport
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He will be remembered as one of the top 5 tennis players of all time.
Let me guess: Nadal would be at the top of that list, correct ? Say, watch any Marcelo Rios matches lately ?
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Let me guess: Nadal would be at the top of that list, correct ? Say, watch any Marcelo Rios matches lately ?
Nadal is somewhere in the 10-15ish range.

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For whoever was fortunate enough to watch him in his prime, they will remember the shots. The absolutely jaw dropping angles he could make from any position on the court, from either wing, at any time; and be able to do so on a consistent basis. Everyone can make a crazy shot every once in a while, Roger did it as a matter of course. 13-time grand slam champion and snubbed at Paris only by someone who may very well be the best clay courter of all time.

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