One reason why we know Fed is the greatest...

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  1. wangs78

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    ...his most notable matches are when he LOST. Think about it. 2008 Wimby final. 2010 and 2011 USO SF. These matches were notable because Fed lost, and these matches just also happen to be his opponents' greatest wins. Why because he is the GOAT. As they say, the bigger you are the harder you fall, and his falls have been very loud because no one has stood higher atop the tennis pedestal of greatness.

    Anyway, am sure I'm going to get flamed for this. Just felt the urge. Usually my posts are much more analytical... =)
     
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  2. absurdo

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    i kinda agree. especially on the way they both lost their wimbledon crow.

    federer lost it in one of the best matches in history, if not the best, coming back from behind.

    nadal lost it rather easilly.
     
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    Same applies to every top ranked player in history. Rios for example.
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    Most of the guys who beat Rios would say it was their greatest win.
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    Paraphrasing Larry the Cable Guy - I don't care who you are, that's funny stuff right there......
     
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    I mean most players who beat Rios didn't beat Sampras/Agassi. So obviously they are going to be proud of beating World Number One Marcelo Rios, and call it their best win.
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    Wow! Just as we were concluding in another thread that Nadal is the greatest ever to grace the sport, up pops this thread with a convoluted logic in support of Federer.

    OP, you'll have to try harder otherwise NSK will rip you to shreds.
     
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    and NSK is managing to turn this thread about Rios. just when I think he can't be sillier (*cough, more stupid), he manages to surprise me, lol
     
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  8. TMF

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    To add, his 2009 AO loss was Nadal's greatest win on hc. Nalbandian's greatest win was in 2005 Master Cup, who was 2 points away from losing. Del Potro's greatest triumph was in 2009 USO. And who can forget Safin 2005 AO, who survive a match point. All of these matches stretch to the limit(5 sets), became a classic. When Roger wins, he's rewriting history, and when he loses, the match becomes memorable, and the biggest win by his opponent. Either way, tennis win.

    It is noteworthy to mention 2006 Rome final was a great match. Too bad they took away the 5 sets format for the Master Series final.

    You're not going to get flame because you speak the truth.
     
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    Damn it feels good to have NSK on my ignore list. I should have done that a long time ago. I'm sure you guys are dealing with all his nonsensical posts everyday.
     
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    Glad I have some support here =). I'm not worried about Roger's legacy at all tbh. Even if Djokovic dominates for 3 years or whatever it's clear that Roger blazed the trail and all anyone could do after him was emulate him. Would be nice to see him do two things before he retires (win another Wimby and beat Nadal and Djokovic in GS finals). That would be icing on the cake.
     
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    But how many of Rio's matches have been called greatest of all time?

    Oh, thats right.

    None of them. Whereas Fed has several ridiculous matches to his credit, AO 2005, Wimby 2007 and 2008, last year's USO semi, etc. etc.
     
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  12. Magnetite

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    It makes sense. Good post.
     
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  13. TMF

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    I wonder if Laver had any loss that became classic match.

    Borg had one in 1980 Wimbledon final(considered the great match of all time). Sampras in 2001 Wimbledon. Mac in 1984 FO final.
     
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    Borg lost the greatest TB in majors history in the '80 Wimby final but won the match 8-6 in the fifth.
     
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  15. TMF

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    Yes, I should've mentioned Mac, not Borg.
     
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    At least the OP admits that the basis is irrational and a completely emotional proposition...
     
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    You should certainly identify with that, data hater.
     
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  19. Hitman

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    Good points. It's taken some epic performances to topple Federer. Shows just how good he is.
     
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