Originally Posted by hoodjem
If the poll included Rios, I'd pick him.
If you look at Roddick's game and his weapons, one might say he was an over-achiever. And yes, he played in the era of Federer.
i don't mind Rios is on the poll. The OP should have more options, and 3 of his 4 options are from the 90s. Not a well balance poll.
Roddick would have multiple slams if it wasn't for Federer. Rios's had personal/injury problem, not much to do with opposing great player that stop him(unlike Roddick). Roddick got fitter by losing weight in 2009, but Roger was there to stop him at Wimbledon.
If Rios and Roddick traded places, I can see Roddick would have a great career.
Tier1(goat): Federer; Tier 1.5: Laver, Gonzales, Sampras, Nadal, Borg;
Tier 2: Lendl, Connors, Rosewall, Tilden; Tier 2.5: McEnroe, Agassi