Originally Posted by 90's Clay
I doubt it.. Because Nole or Murray wouldn't have been breathing down Fed's in the slam count like Rafa has been for the past few years. Only injuries probably stopping Nadal from eclipsing Fed in slam count, and total domination in the h2h (worse then it is now)
Had Nadal not been around, I would wager Fed would have lost major motivation (around the same age Pete did)
This!! Nole only really started dominating in 2011 and Murray only became. Slam winner last year!
The fact that Federer has a main rival who he had a losing record too kept him motivated!
Pete really was not motivated in his last few years but when people started questioning his ability and blaming his wife plus comments from Rusedski it fired him up so clearly the ability never went just motivation!
Good to see another sensible Pete fan btw