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rogerfederer26
06-07-2009, 03:08 PM
If Roger Federer is truly the greatest of all time, and Nadal holds a winning percentage against him, where does that put Rafa?

GameSampras
06-07-2009, 03:10 PM
I hope Nadal smashes the slam record and gets the career slam just to shove back in everyone's face. Ill be rooting for Nadal until he retires

shawn1122
06-07-2009, 03:12 PM
It puts him in need of 8 more grand slams (or less if he can pull a calendar slam) and in need of a us open. If he wants to be considered greater than Federer he can probably win a slam or two less than him and the h2h would help him out. Right now he is in agassi's league, doesnt have a career slam but pulled of wimbledon and french open in the same year.

kraggy
06-07-2009, 03:15 PM
If Roger Federer is truly the greatest of all time, and Nadal holds a winning percentage against him, where does that put Rafa?

As a Rafa fan this is my perspective:

If Rafa, maintains his great H2H vs Federer, this will show Rafa as a player who could hold his own against one of the greatest of all time. Just a great H2H doesnt count for everything though. Nalbandian is 8-10 vs Fed. But I think years from now, he will probably not be a name that is greatly remembered.

With Rafa though, he also has 6 slams, this makes him a very special player.

I think Rafa is already knocking on the doors of top 10 of all time, if he wins a few more slams, he will surely be there.

Purostaff
06-07-2009, 03:16 PM
Where do you put Rafa? I'd say a knee rehabilitation facility of some sort.

Rhino
06-07-2009, 03:17 PM
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p46/soundreece/FedRafa.jpg

yung goon
06-07-2009, 03:19 PM
nice rhino. at least nadal never shed a tear in his loss..

drakulie
06-07-2009, 03:19 PM
woOoOoOoOOoooo

HoOOOoooOooOOooOooOoOoo!!!!!!!!

ninman
06-07-2009, 03:21 PM
nice rhino. at least nadal never shed a tear in his loss..

So you were in the locker room with him right after it were you?

Fedace
06-07-2009, 03:22 PM
If Roger Federer is truly the greatest of all time, and Nadal holds a winning percentage against him, where does that put Rafa?

Double GOAT. :)

Rhino
06-07-2009, 03:22 PM
nice rhino. at least nadal never shed a tear in his loss..

Whats wrong with crying?

jukka1970
06-07-2009, 03:22 PM
I hope Nadal smashes the slam record and gets the career slam just to shove back in everyone's face. Ill be rooting for Nadal until he retires

hmm, a little upset that your idol Sampras isn't the greatest. News flash, he never was to begin with. Feel free to keep rooting, I've been rooting for years for someone to knock that jerk Sampras out of the spotlight where he shouldn't have been to begin with.

As for Nadal, I do hope he continues to do well, and I would like to see him win a US Open.

To answer the OP's question. Just having a winning record against someone isn't enough. I belive that Nadal is close to being in the elite group. He is going to have to get a few streaks though, and a few records to start being raised higher in status. And he'll now need the US Open at least once. Quite frankly though, his records on the clay courts have already put him up there.

Jukka

yung goon
06-07-2009, 03:23 PM
watched the match and watched the press conference and watched a video of him walking into the tunnel after the match.

malakas
06-07-2009, 03:24 PM
If Roger Federer is truly the greatest of all time, and Nadal holds a winning percentage against him, where does that put Rafa?

it puts him in mallorca in a pool with an injured knee.:)

bruce38
06-07-2009, 03:24 PM
nice rhino. at least nadal never shed a tear in his loss..

That's cause Rafa doesn't make it so often to GS finals. Roger does :).

OnceWas
06-07-2009, 03:24 PM
Only time will tell where Rafa ends up in the GOAT conversations. Clearly, he is off to a great start.. However, with Roger now at 14 GS championships and four finals at Roland Garros and GS Championships on all surfaces now, and having reached twenty ( 20 ) consecutive Grand slam Semi-Finals or better, he will be considered by most the GOAT, until Rafa or someone else approaches or passes his accomplishments..

malakas
06-07-2009, 03:24 PM
watched the match and watched the press conference and watched a video of him walking into the tunnel after the match.

don't tell me you watched him in the locker room and watch him shower?

ninman
06-07-2009, 03:26 PM
watched the match and watched the press conference and watched a video of him walking into the tunnel after the match.

So you're telling me that if Nadal needed to win the FO to equal 14 GS's and lost in a very close five set match to one of his rivals (e.g. Federer) he wouldn't feel just a little bit upset?

yung goon
06-07-2009, 03:27 PM
yes i did.

yung goon
06-07-2009, 03:27 PM
i was referring to australia.

ninman
06-07-2009, 03:28 PM
yes i did.

Wait a second was this you?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gD68GTfVMA

ghostbear
06-07-2009, 03:29 PM
So far the status of Nadal is the guy who has a 6-2 slam record against the GOAT and who made the GOAT cry. Who knows what his status will be at the end of his career.

ninman
06-07-2009, 03:30 PM
So far the status of Nadal is the guy who has a 6-2 slam record against the GOAT and who made the GOAT cry. Who knows what his status will be at the end of his career.

In a wheelchair the way things are going.

yung goon
06-07-2009, 03:33 PM
yes it was me? did u like it?

adidas_wilson
06-07-2009, 03:33 PM
woOoOoOoOOoooo

HoOOOoooOooOOooOooOoOoo!!!!!!!!

I double this feeling!!

malakas
06-07-2009, 03:37 PM
yes it was me? did u like it?

no way it's you.you speak too good english to be a spanish hooligan.

yung goon
06-07-2009, 03:41 PM
that guy looks pretty swiss to me

yung goon
06-07-2009, 03:41 PM
i..i mean im swiss bro.

pmerk34
06-07-2009, 03:43 PM
If Roger Federer is truly the greatest of all time, and Nadal holds a winning percentage against him, where does that put Rafa?

Rafa needs a US Open. Preferably more than one.

malakas
06-07-2009, 03:50 PM
i..i mean im swiss bro.

he's jimmy jumb .

This thread is really pathetic.I like what the OP has chosen for nickname and yet he's one of the biggest trolls out there/

kabob
06-07-2009, 03:58 PM
nice rhino. at least nadal never shed a tear in his loss..

Ah, yes he did. In 2007, when he lost to Federer in 5 at the Wimbledon final, he completely broke down in the locker room with his Uncle Toni consoling him. He kept telling his uncle that he'd blown his best opportunity to ever win Wimbledon. Honestly, it was that moment that cemented me as a Nadal fan as well as Federer's.

atac
06-07-2009, 03:59 PM
Those picture comparisons are pretty tasteless rhino. Show some respect for Nadal.

supersmash
06-07-2009, 04:03 PM
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p46/soundreece/FedRafa.jpg

'Nough said.

Cesc Fabregas
06-08-2009, 03:04 AM
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p46/soundreece/FedRafa.jpg

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_vAFcn2VDCJA/SYa0OOxPBkI/AAAAAAAAA9U/EEwS6cF0_nY/s400/nadal_federer.jpg

http://jalash.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/wimbledon-08.jpg

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0eXBdLHeLA0wY/610x.jpg

DarthFed
06-08-2009, 04:07 AM
http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/9211/avatarkbl.jpg

Stinkdyr
06-08-2009, 04:13 AM
Rafa still clearly the greatest clay player in history. But not on hard courts. So, not a GOAT yet.

rafan
06-08-2009, 05:30 AM
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p46/soundreece/FedRafa.jpg

This is Nadal in pain - what's the caption meant to represent.

hoodjem
06-08-2009, 05:34 AM
That great sage Mary Carillo is withholding her judgement that Roger is the GOAT, until his and Nadal's careers are finished.

Will wonders never cease.

pmerk34
06-08-2009, 07:29 AM
That great sage Mary Carillo is withholding her judgement that Roger is the GOAT, until his and Nadal's careers are finished.

Will wonders never cease.

What do you have against Carillo?

tahiti
06-08-2009, 09:34 AM
If Roger Federer is truly the greatest of all time, and Nadal holds a winning percentage against him, where does that put Rafa?

Either just as great or greater. Roger is 27 or 28 I'm not sure. Rafa has just turned 23. 5 years to do some extra damage :) to Roger's records :)

yung goon
06-08-2009, 09:38 AM
pretty sure you made that up kabob. nadal does not cry. and cf i love that post

joeri888
06-08-2009, 09:40 AM
If Roger Federer is truly the greatest of all time, and Nadal holds a winning percentage against him, where does that put Rafa?
Just above Richard Krajicek.

All-rounder
06-08-2009, 09:54 AM
http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/9211/avatarkbl.jpg
owned :) 10 char

All-rounder
06-08-2009, 09:55 AM
Either just as great or greater. Roger is 27 or 28 I'm not sure. Rafa has just turned 23. 5 years to do some extra damage :) to Roger's records :)
Or more damage to himself