Re: From a Fed Fan: Nadal is Better
nadal is better at playing the safer percentage spin game with his 98+ inch head, and clearly the better player on clay where his wheels do the talking
oh, and also better at disrespecting the game by using convenient gamesmanship of rules (which he is allowed to get away with cause mr disney and his henchman dont have the balls to call him out on it consistently) to stall and disrupt psychologically the opponent.
from a creativity perspective, nadal is second rate to federer, who is a magician at wielding a much tougher racquet on a much more difficult timing-based-game
Santoro's creativity trumps them both
federer's game transcends era, much like an agassi or pancho gonzalez
nadal's game with lower racquet technology would make him a solid topspinner in the 80's, much more exploitable due to spin not landing as deep as in current era.