Originally Posted by President
Without Federer there was no consistent force to stop Roddick. While there were far more talented players around like Nalbandian, Safin, Haas, even Davydenko they were all very inconsistent. If Roddick had the confidence of winning more majors and not being destroyed by Federer so many times I'm sure he could have been a very steady face at the tail-end of majors. Tennis is a confidence game, and Federer destroyed Roddick's. Despite that, he was still one of the most mentally tough players on tour and I think that would have helped him a lot if Federer didn't exist.
Roddick wouldn't have won THAT many grand slams, I agree with the previous posts. Roddick was a hard worker, wasn't as talented as federer was (not even close). I think if Federer didn't exist, roddick wins 8 slams at most. anything more than that is ludicrous and this is coming from a roddick fan of 10+ years.