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When they are both at their absolute best...

Who is better...Marat Safin or Roger Federer?
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Re: When they are both at their absolute best...

this has been done a million times

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Re: When they are both at their absolute best...

Well excuse me. I haven't really been lurking here lately so how I am supposed to know?
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Well excuse me. I haven't really been lurking here lately so how I am supposed to know?
i know you're new so i wasn't expecting you to know, i was just telling you so that now you do.

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Re: When they are both at their absolute best...

Oh alright. I've actually never seen a post like this with the two being compared when they're at their best so...

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Oh alright. I've actually never seen a post like this with the two being compared when they're at their best so...

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you can try using the search function to find old threads, although that doesn't always work.

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Re: When they are both at their absolute best...

yeah well, it sure was a tough search... typing safin federer better >>>

http://menstennisforums.com/showthr...ght=safin+feder
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Re: When they are both at their absolute best...

That link does not work for me.
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Re: When they are both at their absolute best...

it worked for me

anyways..i'll answer the thread while im here-i think if both wer at their absolute best i still think fed wud win..he'd find a way!!
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Re: When they are both at their absolute best...

I also tried searching for it myself but the page is blank.

(shrugs)

Oh well. LOL.
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Re: When they are both at their absolute best...

Unfortunately we have only about two data points (Melbourne 2005 and last year TMC I think, with 20-18 TB) where they both played best/near best.
So we do not know the answer right now
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Re: When they are both at their absolute best...

federer with out a doubt

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Re: When they are both at their absolute best...

Is it true that Marat played better at the 2000 US Open than he did at the 2005 AO? I didn't watch tennis then so I wouldn't know.
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Re: When they are both at their absolute best...

It's a bit of a redundant question, because two players will never both play at their absolute best against each other during a match. If they did, we couldn't possibly have a result. The way one player plays affects the way that the other plays. Was Safin at his best at the TMC when having to cope with Federer's low, off-pace slices and superb defensive skills? Was Federer at his best at the AO when trying to deal with Safin's heavy serving and blistering groundies into the corners?

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Re: When they are both at their absolute best...

They are equal.
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