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Old 02-18-2013, 07:48 AM   #38
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Originally Posted by RAFA2005RG View Post
Federer is not the king of any of the slams. None. The Australian Open leadership is shared by Agassi, Djokovic and Federer. Roland Garros is owned by Nadal, outright. Wimbledon is shared by Sampras and Federer. US Open is shared by several. The only GOAT of a slam event is Nadal. The others are shared. That's a big hole in Federer's CV, the fact he doesn't own a slam event. Also, Nadal has won at least 2 slams on clay, grass and hardcourt. Federer hasn't. Another big hole in the Federer CV.
That's an odd way of putting it. Currently, Federer is the king of 2 of the Slams ( Wimbledon 7 titles & USO 5 titles) and joint king of one other (AO 4 titles). No other active player can match him in that regard. That makes him the present day king of three quarters of the Slams. Of the other multi-Slam winners, Nadal is only king of one (RG) while Djokovic is only joint-king of one (AO)!

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Federer almost doesn't even have the Career Grand Slam. Nadal gifted him that in 2009, as we know Federer would never have beaten Nadal at Roland Garros.
Well, Nadal wasn't good enough to get past Soderling that year and Soderling was comfortably taken out by Federer in the final so if Soderling had choked away his match with Nadal (lesser players have been known to do that) and Nadal had struggled through to the final, he may not have had enough in the tank to beat Federer on that occasion. Soderling may actually have done Nadal a favour that year and inadvertently helped him preserve his unbroken record in RG finals!
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