Originally Posted by mariecon
Truth is, we'll never know how the Fedal rivalry would have gone had they been born at the same time. I think Nadal would have still won the RG match-ups but Federer would have won most of those on grass and hard but this is purely hypothetical. The slowing down of the courts and balls did help Nadal win his CGS IMHO.
If the slowing of the courts helped Nadal, maybe it helped Federer too. The fact is that you might want to call Fed the GOAT, but few people point out that his achievements came in an era of homogeneized surfaces.