For me Federer is at number 3. And always will be. Who said that H2H only count IF the slam count is close? CNN?
For the Big 3 the H2H is very important. But only between the 3. Other H2H are not so much important.
P.S. The timing of Federer is great after Sampras and before the Big 2, but...
From the beginning of September to the end of May the Australian Open is the only Grand Slam to be held. It's about the time it takes a child to be born.
And this gap is filled by Novak Djokovic. RG, on the other hand, is overshadowed by Wimbledon and the US Open.
Nadal had to win this high...
A few years ago, clay tournaments weren't so popular and nobody cared who won them. This created pure specialists in this niche.
Mostly from countries where Spanish is spoken. Only through the hype of the past 20 years did it become a duty to have won RG at least once.
It is uncomfortable to...
Add US Open and AO and then it's 11> 5 Djokovic. Djokovic is ahead of Nadal on 2/3 surfaces. Hard and grass.
H2H is 3-2 Hard and 2-1 Grass at Slams.
Rafa is and will be forever the King of Clay. And a little more, because he has two Wimbledons.
The only advantage Federer has is his previous birth and the illnesses of his two competitors.
Every tennis fan really knows that. He is the clear number 3 for this very reason.
The results rarely deceive, but in this case they do.
He is number 3. Time until 2024 will show whether Djokovic or...
Williams' advantage is her sister. Even if Venus does NOT lose on purpose, but on the contrary gives everything she has to offer,
it would still be her sister who knows her so well to take advantage of it. Relationship means an advantage.