Join Date: May 2009
Location: Mallorca (Spain)
Re: The biggest *
I don't quite agree:
- Fed's H2H against Nadal is more a compliment for Nadal than a failure for Fed. While Nadal deserves to be remembered by the fact he was the only player capable of stopping Federer during Fed's best years, the Swiss player's overwhelming glory should not and will not be marred by the fact he had at least one rival good enough to beat him sometimes. All player's have a worse surface, that's clay for Federer, not really so much of a big deal, the guy has won 1 FO and played 3 finals (and won several MS1000 in Hamburg and Madrid), a pretty dignified result on your worse surface.
- People keep forgetting Nadal's record on grass. Out of 6 years since Nadal started playing at his top level (2005), and though he skipped 2009 due to injury, he has played 4 Wimbledon finals, winning 2 of them. There are very few tournaments on grass, so his total number of wins may not be half as high as those he has achieved on clay, but I think it is high time people stopped considering Rafa as only a claycourter. The guy is not only very good, but I would say dominant, in all surfaces but HC, where his results are not that far away from Fed's on clay (1 AO, 5 MS1000 + Olympics).
Funny thing about *, it only seems to be used to pinpoint the less brilliant results of the very best players. If they were used for other contendents among the top 10, most of them would have ******** behind their names.