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Old 01-28-2013, 01:25 AM   #7
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Federer would likely have won 20 by the time he retired. People underrate Prime Hewitt, Prime Roddick, Prime Nalbandian and especially Prime Safin a lot. It was Federer's ridiculously high level of play, which has never come close to being matched, which made them all look bad. Those are some seriously talented players. Safin when on was a better player than Djokovic ever was or will be. My guess, if all 4 were aged the same :

Aged 19
Australian Open : X
French Open : Nadal
Wimbledon : X
US Open : X

Aged 20
Australian Open : X
French Open : Nadal
Wimbledon : X
US Open : Djokovic

Aged 21
Australian Open : Djokovic
French Open : Nadal
Wimbledon : Nadal
US Open : Murray

Aged 22
Australian Open : Nadal
French Open : Nadal
Wimbledon : Nadal
US Open : X

Aged 23
Australian Open : Federer
French Open : Nadal
Wimbledon : Federer
US Open : Federer

Aged 24
Australian Open : Djokovic
French Open : Nadal
Wimbledon : Federer
US Open : Federer

Aged 25
Australian Open : Federer
French Open : Nadal
Wimbledon : Federer
US Open : Federer

Aged 26
Australian Open : Djokovic
French Open : Nadal
Wimbledon : Nadal
US Open : Murray

Aged 27
Australian Open : Federer
French Open : Nadal
Wimbledon : Federer
US Open : Federer

Aged 28
Australian Open : Federer
French Open : Federer
Wimbledon : Federer
US Open : Federer

Aged 29
Australian Open : Federer
French Open : Federer
Wimbledon : X
US Open : Federer

Aged 30
Australian Open : Federer
French Open : Federer
Wimbledon : Federer
US Open : X


Come to think of it, he'd likely finish with over 20 Grand Slams. Post-prime Federer could've beaten the field in his prime, he was unfortunate he couldn't use his prime against Nadal's and Djokovic's. Honestly, he would have murdered them outside of their best surfaces more times than not.

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