If Roger is truly the greatest of all time, and Nadal holds a winning ...

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  1. rogerfederer26

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    If Roger Federer is truly the greatest of all time, and Nadal holds a winning percentage against him, where does that put Rafa?
     
  2. GameSampras

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    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
     
  3. shawn1122

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    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.
     
  4. kraggy

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    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.
     
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    Where do you put Rafa? I'd say a knee rehabilitation facility of some sort.
     
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  7. yung goon

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    nice rhino. at least nadal never shed a tear in his loss..
     
  8. drakulie

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    woOoOoOoOOoooo

    HoOOOoooOooOOooOooOoOoo!!!!!!!!
     
  9. ninman

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    So you were in the locker room with him right after it were you?
     
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    Double GOAT. :)
     
  11. Rhino

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    Whats wrong with crying?
     
  12. jukka1970

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    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
     
  13. yung goon

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    watched the match and watched the press conference and watched a video of him walking into the tunnel after the match.
     
  14. malakas

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    it puts him in mallorca in a pool with an injured knee.:)
     
  15. bruce38

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

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

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    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?
     
  19. yung goon

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    yes i did.
     
  20. yung goon

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    i was referring to australia.
     
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    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.
     
  23. ninman

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    In a wheelchair the way things are going.
     
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    yes it was me? did u like it?
     
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    I double this feeling!!
     
  26. malakas

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

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    that guy looks pretty swiss to me
     
  28. yung goon

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    i..i mean im swiss bro.
     
  29. pmerk34

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    Rafa needs a US Open. Preferably more than one.
     
  30. malakas

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    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/
     
  31. kabob

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    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.
     
  32. atac

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    Those picture comparisons are pretty tasteless rhino. Show some respect for Nadal.
     
  33. supersmash

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    'Nough said.
     
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    Rafa still clearly the greatest clay player in history. But not on hard courts. So, not a GOAT yet.
     
  37. rafan

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    This is Nadal in pain - what's the caption meant to represent.
     
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    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.
     
  39. pmerk34

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    What do you have against Carillo?
     
  40. tahiti

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    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 :)
     
  41. yung goon

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    pretty sure you made that up kabob. nadal does not cry. and cf i love that post
     
  42. joeri888

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    Just above Richard Krajicek.
     
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