Rafa's certainly no longer the player he was. Hasn't been for quite a few years as the hard court meetings with Federer proved, but at his peak he was, along with Djokovic, one of the two greatest players of the Poly Era.
It is truly a remarkable accomplishment. Djokovic and Nadal are obviously now clear of Federer due to the Masters 1000 titles plus slams plus H2H but even if Novak sneaks ahead with another Masters 1000 title, Nadal could theoretically edge back ahead next season if Novak stumbles at the AO and...
Will next year see Djokovic and Nadal pull away to be joint slam leaders on 21 slams, becoming the Big 2?
Then will Djokovic pull away to win his 22nd slam, becoming the Big One?
I have to admit, this is becoming more and more like the movie Highlander.
There can be only one!
And at this...
Prize money isn't one of the great tennis achievements, no matter who holds the record.
The records don't care which players I like or dislike. They are neutral. If Federer isn't on the list when the dust settles that'll be his fault, not mine.
This is a table of achievements over the entire history of tennis. Prize money/Endorsements are irrelevant. Money used to be handed out in brown envelopes under the table, once upon a time. How are you going to count that?
Can you not see how embarrassing this is for Federer? That his fans have to draw such tight restrictions around things to make any claims for him.
Using the history of tennis means the over 27 year old thing is exposed as nonsense; restricting it to the Open Era doesn't work either as the over...
No, it wasn't. And even if it was, Laver won the Grand Slam at 31 and Rosewall won multiple slams after 30 in the Open Era, so Federer pioneered ZERO.
Come back when you've learned the very basics about tennis. It's getting embarrassing watching Federer fans tying themselves into knots to avoid...