Originally Posted by Mike Sams
So how does this work if Nadal can't ever regain his best form? If he retires, does it mean Nadal won the battle but Federer won the war? I mean this is ALL ABOUT the Slams!
I fail to understand why you feel so threatened by Nadal. No matter what either player does, Nadal will retire as the best clay court player ever, he has no contester on that surface, while his records are not even close to Fed's on hard court. You should worry about Djoko more. He's the one with 4 slams, 2 WTF and 10 masters on hard already. He's much more likely to challenge Fed's records on hard than Nadal in the next 5 years or so. On grass, why worry? You'd have to be a bit braindead to fear that Rafa is gonna win 5 Wimbledon + in the next few years. So, what's left? The head to head? Big deal. 17 slams speaks for itself.
In a nutshell, I cannot figure out where your high sense of insecurity and intense manic need to put Nadal down come from