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Rafa vs Roger age comparison at 22y 8months

FedFan_2007
02-04-2009, 12:53 AM
Rafa just turned 22y 8 months today. Let's look at the career comparison:

Titles
Rafa 32 Roger 14

Grand Slams
Rafa 6 Roger 2

#1 ranking
Rafa 5.5 months
Roger 2.5 months

MS Titles
Rafa 12 Roger 2

Basically Rafa completely blows away Roger at the same age! :eek:

MalwareDie
02-04-2009, 12:55 AM
Useless post. Chang won a slam before either of them at age 17. Does that mean Change beats both of them? No.

Action Jackson
02-04-2009, 12:56 AM
This thread is as useful as a fish riding a bicycle.

bluefork
02-04-2009, 12:58 AM
Rafa just turned 22y 8 months today. Let's look at the career comparison:

Titles
Rafa 32 Roger 14

Grand Slams
Rafa 6 Roger 2

#1 ranking
Rafa 5.5 months
Roger 2.5 months

MS Titles
Rafa 12 Roger 2

Basically Rafa completely blows away Roger at the same age! :eek:

I feel like I've read this before.

Anyway, yeah, if Nadal could keep up the same level for the next seven years, he'd be in pretty good shape for GOAT. But players who peak early almost always burn out early. Not to mention he plays a very physically demanding style of play. While I could see him keeping this level up for a few more years, I'd be really surprised if he were still dominant by the age of 27 or 28.

FedFan_2007
02-04-2009, 12:58 AM
I'm just saying that Rafa has had a tremendous head start, and if he can win like Roger did from 2004-2007, then :eek:

Andi-M
02-04-2009, 01:00 AM
Fed Fan 2007 your the weirdest fan ever.

guga2120
02-04-2009, 01:05 AM
Why is this guy allowed to start so many ridiculous threads?

bizzle
02-04-2009, 01:31 AM
King Rafa :worship:

He WILL surpass Federer in every respect

TankingTheSet
02-04-2009, 02:08 AM
Rafa has played a full ATP schedule since he was 16...that's a few years difference with Federer. If you look at ATP career records there a strong correlation between young starting age and decline at an earlier age, and vice versa with late-comers being able to extend their copetitive careers into their 30's.

So the comparison isn't really valid, Nadal was just mature in terms of tennis at an early age.

JimmyV
02-04-2009, 06:13 AM
This thread is as useful as a fish riding a bicycle.

That's not useless, I'd pay good money to see that. Well maybe not good money, but at least 5 bucks. The whole not having limbs thing really would make it impressive.

FedFan_2007
02-04-2009, 06:20 AM
Rafa has played a full ATP schedule since he was 16...that's a few years difference with Federer. If you look at ATP career records there a strong correlation between young starting age and decline at an earlier age, and vice versa with late-comers being able to extend their copetitive careers into their 30's.

So the comparison isn't really valid, Nadal was just mature in terms of tennis at an early age.

There is always the possibility that Nadal will not be like Hewitt, meaning getting lots of injuries at 25 and clearly declining. He could be at this level for another 7 years.