Originally Posted by veroniquem
Between the age of 18 and 22, Nadal would have been head and shoulders ahead of Fed. So you're right, there wouldn't have been any 5 setters because Rafa would have swept Fed off the court in straights. After that Fed would have got better but he would have lacked confidence against Rafa, that's why I think at best Fed would have managed a 5th set (Rafa has enough talent and stamina not to go away easily vs Fed) and in a 5th the stats say Fed would have lost more often than not.
Federer would lack confidence? What a joke. Remember Federer being once 2-7 in the h2h against Hewitt or 0-5 against Nalbandian? Or 1-6 against Henman? Or....?
"By the Nalbandian logic, I could beat Federer when I'm "in form". Nalbandian is only a threat to linesmen." - pvaudio