Originally Posted by Nathaniel_Near
In about 0.000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000001 seconds I chose option 2. A second RG title is what I want Roger to achieve the most, and I value other records in tennis than just how many Slam events one has won. Today's naive and misinformed perception of the hierarchy of achievements and their magnitude will eventually change, I'm quite sure. Things like overall tournaments won, time as the number 1 player, general versatility of achievements, they all matter too. Option 2 just provides too many excellent achievements, so I can't turn it down.
I can understand, that you have your preferences about a second RG.
But, the bolded part is a bit confusing.
In the option 2, there is no promise, that Federer will achieve more tournament wins (Olympic games plus RG vs. 2 Majors). All other things can be achieved without winning anything else (like I said, DC is not part of the singles career anyway).
His verasitility is as pronounced as it gets. With or without a second RG.
And his time at the top. Well, I doubt, that anyone can question his dominance in the game during his peak years, so, none of this needs to be achieved now.
Everybody has some weaknesses in his resume. Including the great Laver. No need to resort to extremes.