Nadal beat Fed 2-0 at AO, 5-0 at RG, 1-2 WM. more wins than losses in ATP 1000 tourneys. 12-2 on clay, 1-2 grass, 5-6 hard court. Nadal has a better record against the other top players than Fed does. Djokovic, Murray, Berdych.
Yea, as someone else has mentioned, the record against Djokovic for both players is basically the same. Nadal has a better record against Berdych, but its pretty close (13-3, 11-5). Murray is the real difference here (13-5, 8-10), but Fed has a better slam record against Murray, but not by that much (only played him 3 times, won all of them, Nadal beat him six times but he lost to him twice).
I checked the head to head versus the current top 10, and Nadal does have a better record, but not by that much. Nadal- 69.7% winning precentage (99-43, 142 matches), Federer- 63.3% (88-51, 139 matches).
And so what? Federer is supposed to have a worse record than Nadal against this generation of players, because they arent his generation.
Many of his matches against them came when he was out of his prime, and they were getting into their prime. Nadal is a little older than Djokovic and Murray, and a little younger than Berdyc. He is much closer to the age of most of the top 10, than Federer is. This is his generation.
I will say this again, Nadal is supposed to have a better record against them. That doesnt mean he is superior to Federer. Thats the reason this argument doesnt come up. Most people understand without being told, that it is unfair to compare Federer record to Nadal's record against Rafa's generation.
Fed has difficulty playing against Nadal. Of course, all of Nadal big wins in slams (outside of clay) started when Fed was a few weeks away from 27 (Wimbledon, 2008), and Nadal was 22. Out of his prime vs. entering his prime. But like I said, I do see that there is a stylistic mismatch here. But that shouldnt carry too much weight. Nadal has a stylistic mismatch against Davydenko. Nikolay dominated him on hard courts (while Federer dominates Davydenko). Davydenkos style is similar to Agassi's, but Agassi was 10 times as talented as Davydenko. I think if Nadal faced Agassi in his prime (he faced him when Agassi was 35-36), he would have had a good record against Nadal. But so what, everyone has a stylistic mismatch.
BTW, Its weird that a Fed fan cant think of any of these arguments. Its also weird that you mentioned the slam record, in detail, you talked about the masters 1000, but you didnt mention Federers 4-0 record against Nadal in WTF. It actually seems that you are biased towards Nadal.