Originally Posted by McEnroeisanartist
Yes, Nadal's clay court streak is impressive, but it is more impressive that Federer has the longest streaks on two different surfaces, so I think Nadal's streak gets overshadowed in my opinion. Yes, Rafa's consistency at slams pales terribly in comparison to Federer. Consecutive grand slam finals: Federer - 10, Nadal - 5. Consecutive grand slam semifinals: Federer - 23, Nadal - 5. Consecutive grand slam quarterfinals: Federer - 34, Nadal - 11. Grand Slams where they reached at least 5 consecutive semifinals - Federer - all 4. Nadal - 0.
Only 4 players ever have more major titles than Rafa... one of them is Roger. Federer's slam history is remarkable, no doubt, but things like "consecutive quarterfinals" don't amount to more than trivia. 17 to 11 is fair close considering only 7 players have ever reached double digits