Nadal is the only player who consistently stood up to Fed. And he was doing it BEFORE he reached his apex as an all surface player. Tell me who else was going to stand up to Fed and stop him from winning 25-30 slams by this point?
Nadal didn't kill tennis.. He stopped Fed from making a mockery of the sport, and kept people's interest. Who the hell was going to watch slams or masters or YEC events when you know the same guy was going to win every slam for 5-6 years straight if not for Nadal.
Was One dimensional Darkwing Duckman Roddick, Hewitt, Blake, Gonzales, Baghdatis, Ljubicic, Crippled 3000 year old Dinosaur Agassi, Ladiesman Safin who showed up once ever half a decade to play tennis, Fatboy Nalbandian, going to stop Roger from obliterating every record tennis had? ROFL
Wow, that's rancour talking alright.
Sorry mate, you're just talking out of being upset that Frauderer surpassed some of Sampras' records. Why so? I'm a big Sampras fan but what you're saying is just completely wrong. Everybody with a little tennis sense knows Sampras records mean more because he played in a much stronger era. You don't need to feed this bitter feeling towards Frauderer because of that
Your reasoning is the same reasoning developed by a person who cuts his leg to heal an infected nail. Nadull saved tennis for you
because you couldn't take Frauderer beating Sampras' achievements (on paper at least).
I agree that Frauderer's dominance in the mid 2000s was farcical but so is saying Nadull "saved tennis".
Sorry if I unintentionally said something you may consider "aggressive".