I watched some videos from the Federer era all the way back to 2003 Wimbledon and his great battles against Agassi, Baghdatis, Hewitt, Roddick, Gonzales...
All these former great players that no one even remembers anymore. Federer is playing across 3 generations. He played in the era of Agassi and Sampras.
With Federer in the Twilight of his career is it fair to compare him with the players in their prime today?
Murray is faster and more consistent.
Djokovic is more powerful and mentally stronger.
Nadal is physically stronger and ironed willed.
Roger is outmatched and with losses to Berdych, Del Po, and others in 2012 shows he is out of time.
Isn't Roger pretty much Batman in the final film - a mere shadow of himself. Much weaker, more vulnerable, more inconsistent. Very human.
But he's still the Batman.