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Old 03-19-2013, 09:37 AM   #1226
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Originally Posted by Flash O'Groove View Post

Can someone explain me the coherence of ranking these to guys so far from each others, when one win everything and the other was runner-up of everything?
Hoodjem ranked Federer at #19 all-time, I don't think that's unreasonable. Certainly I don't think he can be in the top ten all-time when you have the likes of, chronologically,

- Wilding
- Cochet
- Rosewall
- Pietrangeli
- Santana
- Gimeno
- Borg
- Vilas
- Lendl
- Wilander
- Muster
- Kuerten

and some others who I've likely forgotten.

Top 20 all-time on clay is about right for Fed. He would have won more were it not for Nadal, but having said that, he wouldn't have run riot - past clay greats like Kuerten (as he showed in the FO 2004), Lendl and Wilander would still probably have beaten him, at least some of the time.
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