Well, you seem to keep getting hung up on the fact that players would love to have won a slam, where they did not -- and that's simply not the argument; so there's no reason to continue beating that horse. The only clarification I'm asking is why, from your so-called "players perspective," winning three slams in X order is better than winning three slams in Y order, particularly given Federer not only went one better by reaching the other final, but also dominated in a historical fashion to boot.
Edit: By the way, Borg was asked whether he would trade one of his Wimbledons for a U.S. Open title. Guess what his response was?
What do you really expect Borg to say? The USO frustrated Borg time and time again from what I can tell. Do you expect him to say he'd trade Wimby for something that continued to frustrate him? Do you think he really "liked" the USO? So why do would you think he'd trade a Wimby or FO for a win at the USO?
Besides, I think that was a dumb question. I don't think Borg needed to "trade" anything. I don't think a person can "trade" titles in tennis. But the point is Borg couldn't win the French, Wimby, and the USO back to back. So who the hell cares anyway?
Look... it's great to win the AO and then two other grand slams, but not a third. But as I said.. Rafa winning the FO, Wimby and USO back to back is a pretty big deal. Plus didn't he go undefeated during the clay season? Oh... and by the way... how many sets did he lose TOTAL in the FO, Wimby and USO? It's like very few players could even take a SET off Rafa this year in the MAJORITY of grand slams...
I know Roger's fans want to make it everything all about Roger. But Rafa's accomplishment is obviously pretty unique.
Jeez... people trying to discredit Rafa's success, but if Roger had been the one to win all three but drop the AO, then.. it would be a completely different story...
P.S. Do you think Pete Sampras would trade one of his grand slam titles--for the FO? I don't think so... I mean.. c'mon.. what do you expect these people to say? Do you think he would actually trade those titles after he fought so hard to earn them??
Get out of town!
P.S.S. Do you think Roger would "trade" any of his past success--any of his titles to have Rafa's year? No the hell he would not. All of those titles were hard fought and well-earned. HOWEVER, that doesn't mean he wouldn't have LOVED to have Rafa's year... this year. It's a big deal. At least Roger knows it's a big deal.