Originally Posted by WyveN
If that was the case he would be tanking tournaments like Dubai instead of fighting through tiebreaks. If your chasing something like most slam titles, when your 10 slams behind it puts way to much pressure on yourself, Roger has said as much in interviews.
I think he is a kind of "cannibale" like the Belgian Eddy Merckx in cycling was in the 70's : he wants to win everything: small tournies, GS, winning streaks records, rankings, etc. That's pretty rare when you look at Pete who wanted to win slams, Agassi who's done the Career slam but won most of his titles on hard, or Borg who didn't play Australian Open.
I thinks the 3 players that can be compared to Roger are Laver, Connors and Lendl, with that "I want them all" mentality. Pretty scary to think how rare it is. And contrary to Connors and Lendl, Fed has a fabulous magician talent. Conclusion: the closest reference is Rod Laver IMO...