Had it not been for Nadal's intervention, Federer would have had 22 Grand Slams (AT LEAST) now.
just the way sport works. Could have, can have - doesnt matter. Tis what it is.
yes, but Roger winning 22 isn't scary. Nadal creeping closer to Roger's 16 is.
Think of what it would be like if Nadal moonballed his way to 17 slams, had not Djokovic grown stronger? Generations of tennis players would be fed on the thought that moonballing is the way to win grandslams. In fact, what you do the first time when you hold a tennis racket - which is put the ball on court - can get you slams. Talent, technique count for nothing. Only fistpumping and moonballing will get you 17. Scary!