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Is Federer the greatest of all time?
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Posted 6/8/09
With Federer's recent win at the French Open on Sunday against Robin Soderling, many are debating whether or not Roger Federer can now be hailed as the greatest tennis player. On one hand how many other people can accomplish everything he's done so far but on the other hand, Rafael Nadal is huge hurdle for him that he doesn't seem to be able to overcome.

He was quoted as saying : "I knew the day Rafa won't be in the finals, I will be there and I will win," Federer said. "I always knew that, and I believed in it. That's exactly what happened." So can he really be hailed the best if he could only win the French Open b/c Nadal wasn't there, but then who's to say that he wouldn't have won.

I think you can see my choice in all this. I honestly don't know. I'm on the fence. I myself am a Rafa fan and I do admit that Federer will probably go down among the top players of all time, but I don't know if I can call him the BEST.

what do you say?


link to the article: http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/ten/news?slug=capress-ten_best_ever?-081722620&prov=capress&type=lgns
Posted 6/8/09
YES.
Nadal didn't make it to the finals in the French Open. (:
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Posted 6/8/09
Personally I think Nadal is his kryptonite, but overall, Federer is a better player.

They are both amazing, and could be considered another two "greats" of tennis.
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Yeah in my opinion i think he is. Hes tied with Pete Sampras having obtained 14 grand slams. So once he wins one more slam i think there will be no denying it.

Nadal is a Spaniard, he grew up playing on clay, its a difficult task for Federer to beat him on his home ground. Usually Federer beats him on any other surface and you have to factor in that Federer is much older than Nadal and is leading to the end of his career where Nadal is still in early days. So yeah he probably did get lucky, that Nadal didn't play his best and got taken out, but it doesn't mean he didn't earn it.

I agree with Animelovexx about the Nadal being Federer's Kyrptonite. He seems to put the pressure on Federer and build on his nerves. I was at the Australian Open Grand Final and Federer just fell to pieces in the 5th set.
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Jayman17 wrote:

Yeah in my opinion i think he is. Hes tied with Pete Sampras having obtained 14 grand slams. So once he wins one more slam i think there will be no denying it.

Nadal is a Spaniard, he grew up playing on clay, its a difficult task for Federer to beat him on his home ground. Usually Federer beats him on any other surface and you have to factor in that Federer is much older than Nadal and is leading to the end of his career where Nadal is still in early days. So yeah he probably did get lucky, that Nadal didn't play his best and got taken out, but it doesn't mean he didn't earn it.

I agree with Animelovexx about the Nadal being Federer's Kyrptonite. He seems to put the pressure on Federer and build on his nerves. I was at the Australian Open Grand Final and Federer just fell to pieces in the 5th set.


Yeah I was there too ;P flew from lil ol' new zealand just to watch them play, worth every cent
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Posted 6/9/09

Animelovexx wrote:


Jayman17 wrote:

Yeah in my opinion i think he is. Hes tied with Pete Sampras having obtained 14 grand slams. So once he wins one more slam i think there will be no denying it.

Nadal is a Spaniard, he grew up playing on clay, its a difficult task for Federer to beat him on his home ground. Usually Federer beats him on any other surface and you have to factor in that Federer is much older than Nadal and is leading to the end of his career where Nadal is still in early days. So yeah he probably did get lucky, that Nadal didn't play his best and got taken out, but it doesn't mean he didn't earn it.

I agree with Animelovexx about the Nadal being Federer's Kyrptonite. He seems to put the pressure on Federer and build on his nerves. I was at the Australian Open Grand Final and Federer just fell to pieces in the 5th set.


Yeah I was there too ;P flew from lil ol' new zealand just to watch them play, worth every cent


Haha cool. I actually live far from Melbourne too but i agree it was worth it, an awesome match. Did you happen to see the Verdasco Vs Nadal Semifinal?
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Posted 6/9/09
well i think he is. but it would be very convincing if he beats nadal in the finals french open..
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Posted 6/9/09
Meh, no.

Peter Sampras is better than him o:
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Posted 6/13/09
YES
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Posted 6/17/09 , edited 6/17/09
Yesss always hav been supporting him and don't plan to stop !!!
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Posted 6/17/09
I don't really know, there are other stars who are beginning to shine too
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Posted 6/18/09
No...Pete Sampras is much better than him
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Posted 6/29/09
DEFINITELY YES. I've met him in person and Roger is such a great guy. He doesn't curse and he plays well.



*still can't believe that I'd shook his hands during his autograph session in Malaysia. Queued for 2 hours*
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