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If Nadal were to retire today, where does he rank on your all time greats list

If Nadal were to retire today, judging by what he has accomplished in his career thus far, where does he rank in terms of the all time greats? Top 20 of all time in terms of career achivements?
Is he in the top tier or 2nd tier?
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(I think Rafa would be the greatest 25-year-old in history. How many weeks has Rafa got at number one? I think it's 100 this week, or is it 99? :-----)
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Rafa is retiring today?

You mean just from FO '11 or is he retiring from tennis.

I was saying myself after Rome that he should retire.

I'd say he's about 27th. Just behind Tilden.

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11th, just behind 10th place Sampras
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(What kind of idiot retires at age 25 while being defending champion of 3 of the 4 slams? I mean I've heard of hypotheticals, but this is a waste of time :-----)
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Top 10 definitly, maybe even top 5 but some traditionalists would argue about that
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Top 5, give it 30 years or so and he'll have the folklore status of borg retiring young.

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's right. We have to also throw into the mix. But I do not think it is currently the decisive factor. But he has achieved in my opinion too much. Maybe this is crucial if I move him even closer after major victories. But 14 or 17 Grand Slam titles is a significant difference. At the present time there is no question that he must be the greater player than me.

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Behind Borg
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10-15ish of all time.

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He'd be somewhere in the top ten for sure. Difficult to really place though, and this hypothetical is fairly useless anyway.

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(WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY AHEAD of Agassi :-----)
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i do not know where he would rank... but i will say that nadal would own sampras in almost all courts except fast wimbledon (slow grass sampras would get *****) and fast uso.
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Laver, Borg, Sampras, Federer are top 4 for sure, I don't think anyone would dispute that other than a few deluded tards. Maybe Tilden, but I don't know whether he should count or now.

Rafa is mixed in with Wilander, McEnroe, Agassi, Lendl, Connors, maybe Rosewall and Fred Perry. Maybe throw in Becker and Edberg at the lower part of the list.

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