Interesting stats. It was not till 08 that Nadal reached his near peak and Novak became a major factor. It proves that between 03-07 Federer had weak competition. In 08, Roger was 25-26, an age that most great players are in their prime. Roger was a young 30 year old player. I would say his decline began after last year's Wimbledon. Like Rosewall though, he could have a resurgance at 31 and win some more slams. Rosewall won 4 after turning 33.
Negative the era was the same from 03-10.
The era only changed from 2011. With gluten free Novak.
A players Absolute Prime is from 22-25. After 26 is Prime but just past absolute Prime.
During 08-10. Novak won one slam. He lost to the likes of melzer ,Safin ,kohli at slams.
He was hitting more double fault than aces.
Nadull entered his absolute prime in 08 but fed was just past his because he was routinely losing to his pigeons ,like fish, steps, Dr Ivo etc.
The era was "weak " because federer not because of nadull or Novak.
Thought nadull Prime he only cost fed 2 slams . Apart from Feds prime.
Heck Safin and nalbandian cost him 2 slams.
How come nadull can't win off clay now.
The law of nature,only the strong survive.
THE GREAT TACTICAL RIVALRY OF THE OPEN ERA
FEDERER 10 VS TONI NADAL 20
ADVANTAGE TONI NADAL
RAPHEAL NADULL,A PRETTY FACE & MUSCLE
Fed 2 nadull 13 fed is nadull CLAY TURKEY. THE REAL ERA 2003-2010.