Originally Posted by Phoenix1983
If it hadn't been for Djoker, Nadal would be on 14 slams, including having won five consecutive (FO 2011 - FO 2012).
Thus he would be probably ahead of Sampras and arguably at Laver's level.
Who knows whether he would catch Fed though...?
That's what I said. Nobody else on the tour is strong enough mentally to stop Nadal in a Slam final. That's why I believe Nadal has lost motivation, especially after Federer bagged Wimbledon this year. That put Nadal further back in his quest to surpass Federer.