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Old 03-19-2013, 11:15 AM   #1238
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Originally Posted by Phoenix1983 View Post
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.
I didn't see him in the list ( ) so I thought he wasn't even top 40! My bad. N19 is a bit low for me but I'm not shoked. I will have closer look at some name I'm not familiar with though.
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