Originally Posted by NatF
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.
The meaning of head to head is very simple. No need to bring extraneous factors in. In tennis, the person with the better H2H is defined to be the better player. That is all.
Lack of understanding of this is the basis of umpteen threads about "I am the better player but I lost to a pusher." No dude you are not the better player.