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Roger Federer isn't the greatest tennis player ever
He is regarded by the majority of analysts, critics, and tennis players to be the best in history... methinks i'll take their word over yours.
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He is regarded by the majority of analysts, critics, and tennis players to be the best in history... methinks i'll take their word over yours.
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Well, I still think that either Lendl or Sampras would have whooped his ***
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Old 01.02.2010, 16:04
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He's not the greatest even of this generation in my book. Nadal beat Federer to win wimbledon in three tries. Federer got his three tries against Nadal at Roland Garros and couldn't beat Nadal. Nadal has a 5-2 record over Federer in Grand Slam finals. Need I say more?
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I'll grant this though, that he's the most consistent player in history with that freakishly ridiculous record of 22 consecutive grand slam semifinals appearances.
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Sorry, lost it there, by what subjective or objective criteria do you define freakish? If that isn't an indication of how good he is, then he ain't ever going to persuade you, so you may as well step out of the discussion.

FFS his stats stand out against all.

The only thing he hasn't done is all 4 slams in a season. The fact that he has been dominating the seedings for ages also appears to have passed you by...

When Nadal, who is a very good player, don't get me wrong, reaches the same figures as Federer, then I'll happily admit he's better. Until then, Federer is the best, he plays a varied game that has taken very little toll on his body, unlike Nadal who's already creaking at the joints due to his hyper-athletisism.

It's like all the hype of TW and the majors. As Nicholson has oft said (or words that effect) "until he (TW) gets more majors, I've still got the record". We're not dealing in ifs and buts, but in achievements to date.
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is Roger Federer the greatest tennis player ever?
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He's a good player but I'm sick of the hype surrounding him. What about this chap thoug: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_Laver

Some years back I was watching Wimbledon, a match was rained off and to fill in the time, the BBC showed a classic match featuring two players whose names I've unfortunately forgotten. One was a Spanish / South American sounding name. To give you an idea of how old this match was, they still played with white tennis balls. The match was mesmerisingly brilliant - far better than anything I've seen for a long time. If only I could remember the chap's name.....
Do you mean Pancho Gonzales (real name Ricardo Alonso). He, Laver and Rosewall were pure poetry!

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Re: is Roger Federer the greatest tennis player ever?

Hi there,
It is normal for men to cry. He is an emotional and competitive player. Believe me, he is the reason I got interested in tennis. Since I come from India, we are only interested in one sport i.e cricket. I like the way he carries himself on and off the court. Even I cried that day when he lost the Wimbledon title to nadal.
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