Originally Posted by Limpinhitter
Federer doesn't belong on the list. But for Nadal's bad knees, Soderling would never had eliminated him in 2009, and Ralph would have, yet, another win in a major final against Federer. Nastase, on the other hand, should be much higher on the list near Vilas. He was a master clay court player.
I think Federer was ranked about right. Around where Muster and Courier are. I put all three about the same level overall on clay. Courier in 92 and Muster in 95-96 were way better but didnt mantain that level or close to it very long, so overall they come out fairly even. Federer has excellent longevity and consistency on clay, and a ton of FO finals, even though benefiting from the really weak clay era of today (as does Nadal to a much lesser extent).
It is hard to say Federer isnt superior to Agassi on clay, and Agassi at #23 (to Federer's #1
was also about right IMO.