Originally Posted by Mark Lenders
Yeah, Safin was way past it in those meetings. His last few years on tour were rather meh, his knee injury in 2005 pretty much ended him as a really competitive force.
Would have been interesting to see him play Nadal with both in their prime years. Nadal would lead the H2H if they faced often by sheer virtue of his consistency, but Safin would be maybe the toughest matchup for him when playing well I think - he has arguably the best two hander of all-time and would love to unleash on Rafa's top spin balls.
Safin is overrated........comparing a GOAT level player like Nadal to a 2 time Slam winner is a joke