Originally Posted by Mountaindewslave
the competition is what has changed.... look at field of 04/06. it was not anywhere near as good as what it became a few years later.
others are right in also pointing out that Roger was sublime in those years, at his prime, but the competition just was not that great in 04-06. Murray/Djokovic had not stepped up and who's left? Roddick with his mental problems, a Nalbandian who never shows up until the end of the year? I don't necessarily think that the field is THAT amazing currently but 04-06 Federer was at his best and there was no one else playing at such incredible level or close
Are you and others talking about the Roddick that won Miami 2010 and almost won Indian Wells that same season? THAT Roddick? let's see, since 2010 there's only been one more year... And in 2010, didn't that Roddick defeat Nadal - maybe I'm not remembering well
Hmm, the Roddick who was such a desperately weak opponent for Fed, suddenly years later became a masterful opponent for Nadal. Oh Occam, Occam, wherefore art thy razor?