nadal's comeback vs federer's comeback

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  1. mike danny

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    these 2 are the greatest of all time. i know nadal is not done yet but let's see which of their comebacks untill they won a slam was more impressive. federer's comeback period was us open 2011-wimby 2012 and nadal's was february 2013-french open 2013. so which was more impressive?
     
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  2. jg153040

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    It's tough to compare. But were they really gone? Fed was there, he wasn't gone, he just wasn't winning slams.

    Nadal also won a slam in 2012, so can you really say, he was away? He wasn't competing, but he was training very hard. He was lacking match play, but rest regenerated him also.

    Saying this, Nadal was gone long, but Fed is old and has a family. Also we don't know if Nadal will get to nr.1 or win more slams this year. So a bit too early to say.
     
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  3. Sorana fan

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    Nadal never stopped winning, it was just an injury that made him have to take a break, while ******* hadnt won a GS for years, so the unexpected old man's fit is kind of susPEDicious, dont you think?
     
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    Yeah, he goes on drugs and still cannot do two 4 or 5 setters back to back. I don't recall him having a second round exit either after kicking some serious @ss in the previous season. :lol: Baseless assumptions everywhere!
     
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  6. BrooklynNY

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    So now the guy who basically owns every consistency / consecutive streak record had a come back?
     
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    Obviously the comeback of the guy who is considerably older.
     
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  8. single_handed_champion

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    Fed's was not a comeback. Nevertheless, the way he set about getting to no.1 through planning his schedule (he was not so arrogant as to only enter Slams and MS either; unlike others, I admire that about him, he really enjoys playing), and did it even though Djokovic was at his highest level ever.

    While Nadal's run has been scary good, I think most people did not expect him to flop miserably, while hardly anyone expected Fed to return to no. 1 at his age. I will go with Federer here, even though it wasn't technically a comeback.
     
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    Agassi's comeback is the greatest.
     
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  10. snowwhite

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    LOL What comeback for Federer??!! He's been in every grand slam since forever, maybe the only player who is present in every grand slam
     
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    Nadal didn't make a comeback. That wasn't a comeback, not remotely. If Lebron James wins a second NBA championship, then takes off the entire 2013-'14 season, when he returns to competition and is still the best player in the NBA, it would not be a remarkable comeback. Andy Murray hasn't played since Rome, so is he making a remarkable comeback right now by winning at the Aegon Championships?
     
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  12. mike danny

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    i am sure most people signed his retirement sentence after that major choke against djokovic. but maybe that loss was a blessing because it made him realise that something was indeed wrong with him and needed change. i do not know what he did but he really came back with renewed confidence. his psy must have bern a huge expert. he realised he still had the skill but the mind was not shere it was supposed to be.
     
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  13. mike danny

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    it would have been cool if borg had somehow made a federer or nafal comeback. it would have helped his legacy even more
     
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  14. snowwhite

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    When a player is absent for several months it's called a comeback, specially if it's in different years, I remember in 1997 Steffi Graf was absent after the French Open till the grass season the next year and it was called a comeback, for Murray, no it isn't, because Murray was playing till Rome 2013 and he withrdrew from the FO, and he's back now, that's it
     
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  15. ctoth666

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    The technical definition of a comeback is unimportant. Nadal's winning return to the tour was not a surprise, and neither did he prove anything other than what we already knew. The example that I gave with LBJ is very appropriate, and whether or not anyone calls it a "comeback" is irrelevant. I don't give Nadal any more credit for what he's accomplished than if he hadn't taken those 7 months off. If anything, the layoff would have benefited his game, and apparently it has.
     
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