Originally Posted by Commander Data
Read into it what you want. but the words are clear. Rafa thinks Roger is greater because he has 10 more Slams, and he is tired if this BS.
I'm sure Rafa would be very annoyed about the crap his tards talk in forums like this one.
He might think Roger is greater overall that doesn't mean Rafa isn't proud of his own accomplishments. That doesn't mean Rafa doesn't respect other players talent, game, and accomplishments, too.
Rafa is just stating the obvious concerning Roger. It's everybody else who keeps bringing up their H2H--which Rafa acknowledged his lead is due to beating him mostly on clay.
At the same time, Rafa CAN beat him. He said.. sure I can beat him. In other words, in spite of Roger's "greatness" overall, he can be beaten just as Rafa can be beaten.
So... Roger's past accomplishments don't really matter much if he has an off-day, or if another player just beats him outright. Sure, Roger is respected, but IN THE MOMENT, he's just as good as his last win
, and as Rafa said, the same is true for him, too.
I just think Rafa is pretty realistic. I don't think he's necessarily ass-kissing at all.