Originally Posted by zam88
If federer could have only:
known he could not beat rafa on clay and thus tanked almost all clay semis except for the 09 RG when Rafa was knocked out, and then quit overall after 2010 AO he could have had +H2H against Djoker and Murray (and a near even record against rafa) and 16 majors.
That's the problem with posts like The OP's. They imply Federer would have been a greater player if only he lost more, and earlier in tournaments.
Which is why it is so easy to just dismiss them, because that premise is clearly laughable.