Originally Posted by Crisstti
Well, he ends up being compared to them because the ones his own age are too weak, relatively speaking.
Nothing to do with what I posted (and I definitely do not consider, Hewitt, Roddick, Safin, old Agassi, young Nadal etc. weak but that's irrelevant to this argument), the current top 4 are either Fed's main rivals or they aren't, it's a yes or no situation.
If they are his main rivals than the weak era argument doesn't have a leg to stand on when comparing Fed and Nadal (thus we concentrate on comparing their achievements) and if they aren't then the H2H argument doesn't stand.
I personally think that due to Fed's excellent longevity (compared to the Open Era greats atleast) you can't consider only 4 players to be his main rivals, he sort of faced two generation of players (and held his own which is a testament to his mettle) but that's just my opinion.