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Old 03-02-2013, 02:04 AM   #53
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Originally Posted by always_crosscourt View Post
Taking the h2h argument, Davydenko is a better player than Nadal, and Murray is more of an all-time GOAT then Federer.
Nope. 1 extra win doesn't prove anything at all.

If Davydenko was leading Nadal 18-10 then he (most likely) would have many majors.

The argument is Nadal owns a decent lead over every one of his top 4 rivals. It's not just 1 win, Federer is 2 losses from becoming his goose.

The "matchup" argument might've worked if Nadal was only owning Fed but not any of the other top 4 players. But Nadal has a decent lead over all of them both in terms of meetings overall and meetings at majors.

Furthermore, Davydenko does not own a single slam victory against Nadal either. Whilst Nadal owns 8 over Federer and this is in finals and semi's, not the early rounds.
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