Originally Posted by sureshs
Doesn't count for much. Federer has said how he idolized Sampras and Laver, so it is no wonder they return a compliment. Both also had a 1 handed backhand, so they see a continuity. JMac likes the all-court game and has a 1 handed BH too. It is more like these guys are siding with Federer against Nadal, who is their common enemy because they know he can bulldoze his way through their fancy elegant strokes any time. These guys have just not been able to face up to the Rafa-Fed head to head count.
A head to head mainly built on Nadal's best surface and Federer's worst. Plus it was relatively even up until Federer started his decline. Anyone sensible can see that the head to head is a rather flawed statistic. If the head to head meant Rafa was a better player he'd have won all those slams he entered with Roger and lost early in.