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Pat Rafter. 50 45.87%
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post #1 of 150 (permalink) Old 07-16-2009, 03:44 AM Thread Starter
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Who is greater: Rafter or Roddick?

Rafter has 2 slams to Roddick's 1, but Roddick has 27 titles to 11. Rafter has 2 Masters, Roddick 4.

I have to say Roddick.

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Re: Who is greater: Rafter or Roddick?

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I think Roddick is a better player~~ though Rafter is more popular!
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Re: Who is greater: Rafter or Roddick?

Roddick. Top ten since 02, ranked #1 one year.
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Roddick. Top ten since 02, ranked #1 one year.
This helps demonstrate how the arguments that Sampras played in a stronger era are nonsensical. Proponents would suggest that Rafter's the stronger player because he won more Grand Slams, but it's simply that lesser players like Rafter had the opportunity to win slams because the top players weren't as consistent.

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Rafter by a couple of light years
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This helps demonstrate how the arguments that Sampras played in a stronger era are nonsensical. Proponents would suggest that Rafter's the stronger player because he won more Grand Slams, but it's simply that lesser players like Rafter had the opportunity to win slams because the top players weren't as consistent.
By top players you mean just Nadull and Fedclown...

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Roddick and not even close. Rafter an overrated flash in the pan.
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Imo Roddick.
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This helps demonstrate how the arguments that Sampras played in a stronger era are nonsensical. Proponents would suggest that Rafter's the stronger player because he won more Grand Slams, but it's simply that lesser players like Rafter had the opportunity to win slams because the top players weren't as consistent.
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Ducky of course.
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Roddick.
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Re: Who is greater: Rafter or Roddick?

Rafter played in a stronger era, plus won 2 USOs to Roddick's 1, while both have lost more than once in the Wimbledon final.

Roddick's been at no 1 longer.. I'd say it's tied.

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Re: Who is greater: Rafter or Roddick?

Roddick

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Rafter played in a stronger era, plus won 2 USOs to Roddick's 1, while both have lost more than once in the Wimbledon final.

Roddick's been at no 1 longer.. I'd say it's tied.
If you are to believe MTF, this era with the "GOAT", is the strongest era ever.

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Re: Who is greater: Rafter or Roddick?

I voted "equal", but that was with my head under my arm. Now that my head is back in place I say that Roddick definitely takes it. Rafter was a very very good volleyer and had a decent serve, but he was a mug from the back of the court. Roddick is often critizised for his lack of baseline game, but his baseline game is lightyears ahead of Rafters.

Having said that, I personally prefer Rafter - he was a bit of a favourite of mine at a time.

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