Originally Posted by duarte_a
I get your post with the exception of the "eliminating Federer in the process" part. What difference would it make if he defeated Roger or not.
Because, apart from defeating Djokovic and cutting almost 900 of his points, winning 8th RG and setting another record (8 titles at the same major), and many other feats, he would also add GOAT to his list of turkeys (in case these two don't meet in Madrid and/or Rome).
It would be unreal to pull it all off in one tournament.
But all this sounds too good to be true. We need to remain firmly on the ground and celebrate Rafa's accomplishments with or without this title. I mean, he can't keep his main rivals from FO trophy forever. He did it seven times in the last eight years already, and STILL Federer snatched the one that got away.