Originally Posted by Povl Carstensen
"Unlucky, unlucky, oh yes," uncle Toni said. "If there wasn't Federer, perhaps Rafael would have been No. 1 for four years. But with Federer, that was impossible."
Considering Nadal couldnt produce decent results on anything but clay in 2005, 2006, and most of 2007, if there was nobody else to take #1 without Federer, then that only proves how massively dire the competition in the Federer era was (something all but ****s know already anyway).