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Old 11-13-2012, 04:38 PM   #28
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This is exactly why I don't think Federer is the GOAT.
I don't consider anyone to be GOAT really (though if pushed I'd probably go with Laver), I think having different tiers is the way to go.

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I realize a lot of that is Nadal
Nadal always was trouble for Fed.

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but it's not like Federer has decisively owned Djokovic since his emergence...
Why is Fed supposed to "decisively" own Novak exactly? Novak is a terrific player.

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...and Murray used to own Federer until the supposed crippled Federer started to even it out over the past 3 years.
Well Fed did get the better of Murray in their slam meetings "decisively" (lost one set overall in 3 meetings) so you could say he won their most important meetings but again why is this particular H2H so important? Would Fed be a greater player if he retired now, instead of soldering on against 5-6 younger players and still giving us a good show?

Seriously, H2H isn't everything.
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