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  1. REKX

    Prime Federer vs Prime Djokovic on Hardcourt

    As a Federer and Nadal fan, I have to say I have enjoyed, or have been privileged, to have seen these guys play. For me, I don't think Djokovic has created an event like what these two have done, such as Wimbledon 2008. I feel sad that people watching Federer today will remember his as this...
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    Is Medvedev a student of the Novak Djokovic school of thought?

    As a Federer and Nadal fan, Djokovic for some reason not so much especially when you consider the type of matches Federer and Nadal produced in their primes, like WImbledon 2008. Although I think Djokovic has the best chance of the three to end up with the most slams. It's nice to see with...
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    Thiem has the potential to dominate

    As a Federer and Nadal fan I feel very lucky to have watched these two who I rate as the two greatest of all time. It all culminated in the final of Wimbledon 2008 which was a match beyond anything, I mean compare the speed, shot making, intensity, timing etc of Wimbledon 2008 and Wimbledon 2019...
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    Djokovic will finish with the most men's Grand Slam singles

    As a Federer and Nadal fan I feel very lucky that I watched these two players at their best. Federer in his prime had the super footwork, greatest forehand etc, Nadal in his prime was a force that would break you down and could get to any ball in the court. For me these two will be the greatest...
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    Guys, the ball was in...

    As a Federer and Nadal fan I was kind of late to the party watching tennis and only started watching in the Federer and Nadal era. It still amazes me that Nadal managed to take Federer to five sets in both Wimbledon 2007 and Wimbledon 2008 - the two greatest players in my eyes. This serve from...
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    I want your excuses why Nadal won Wimbledon 2008

    As a Federer and Nadal fan I have admired them both as for me they are the two greatest of all time. Djokovic has a very good chance to finish with the highest slam count (5 years, 20 slam opportunities), but Federer Nadal for me will still be top two. Federer in 2008 was playing amazing tennis...
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    Why so many empty seats at the French Open? (even during Federer Nadal!!)

    As a Federer and Nadal fan I find this strange and almost insulting. Match from the semi final, the two greatest players of all time, who have taken tennis to unprecedented levels and people want to miss out on this? What's the issue? People with the tickets don't like tennis? Bad...
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    Djokovic need not worry...it's all Novak for the rest of the season and future...

    As a Federer and Nadal fan I have been spoilt but I respect Djokovic hugely - you can't deny his brilliance. At Wimbledon he is the clear favorite with only probably Roger Federer the closest guy that can beat him, and Djokovic just has to counter punch Federer and win easily. For the US Open...
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    Where does the 2017-Present Federer rank in the Greatest of all time list?

    As a Federer and Nadal fan I feel we have been spoiled over the years, especially to see these two battle away in their primes. Wimbledon 2007 was amazingly close and so was Wimbledon 2008, it was amazing to see Nadal, who's weakest surface is grass, be able to take Federer to 5 sets in his...
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    When was the last time we saw Prime Federer?

    As a Federer and Nadal fan, it has been amazing watching these two over the years. Federer's game around 2007 was just pure art, his movement and strokes are a bit more industrious now as oppose to artistic (but it had to be done to let him play on). Nadal now hitting more aggressively and...
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    Is A Zverev Too Tall to be the next Dominant Player?

    As a Federer and Nadal fan, I have been fascinated by them. Take Wimbledon 2008 for example, that was a match which reached a level of quality never seen before in tennis, and this is according to most fans, pundits, tennis experts, former champions and coaches. We have to ask, which players are...
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    Federer will retire in 2020

    As a Federer and Nadal fan, I have to say it has been amazing watching these two. It will be sad day when Federer retires because I truly believe he is the greatest player of all time and will be for a very long time. I would guess for another 40 years or so. He was pushed on the way by the...
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    Prime Nadal vs Prime Sampras at the French Open - Only Sampras Serves - Who Wins?

    A theoretical matchup between Prime Nadal and Prime Sampras at Roland Garros, but Sampras serves every game. As a Federer and Nadal fan, I think these two have gone a level beyond the Sampras league, but to be fair we could have seen that years ago when Federer played Sampras at Wimbledon and...
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    2007-2010 Nadal - One of the Greatest Grass Court Players of all Time

    As a Federer and Nadal fan, I have to say I was first only a Federer fan at the beginning, and it used to hurt knowing the rivalry wasn't really a rivalry, Nadal dominated my favorite player, regardless of surface, to know my player was beaten consistently, and it hurt more when Nadal started...
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    Who is the Third Greatest Player of all Time?

    As a Federer and Nadal fan, I would have to put Federer as the greatest player to have played our sport and Nadal second. Federer for the type of tennis he played, yes the field was weak in his early grand slam years with opponents like Philipousis, a retiring Agassi, Roddick, Bagdatis etc but...
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    Nadal had the toughest competition out of any player in history

    Firstly I have to state I am a Federer and Nadal fan, and this is a very unbiased thread, but just what I have observed over the years. I would still say Federer is the greatest player followed by Nadal second, then either Djokovic or Sampras number 3. Federer had a trouble free start to his...
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    Wow People Really Dislike Nadal Here? Why?

    As a Federer and Nadal fan I feel humbled I got to witness these two. I started of only liking Federer, and disliking Nadal. But over time I grew to appreciate both, Nadal has the be the only player who has managed to make Federer look average at times - no one else in history could do that. I...
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    Is Tennis In Limbo Right Now?

    As a Federer and Nadal fan I grew up watching these two and it was amazing. Took the game to new levels and who knows if we will ever see those levels again. Federer/Nadal are dominating right now, but not for the right reasons. Their games now are a lot weaker than their greatest forms...
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    Did Nadal Hurt Federer More Than Federer Hurt Nadal?

    As a Federer and Nadal fan, I would say Federer is the greatest of all time and Nadal falls second no contest. I would say the slam count is not the most important tool, because Federer at the start and end of his career had very little competition, whilst Nadal competed in an era with Prime...
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    Why So Much Nadal Hate Here?

    As a Federer and Nadal fan, it's been a pleasure to watch these guys as I grew up. They redefined the sport and what it is capable of. But for some reason there is a lot of Nadal hate on this forum? Any reason why? No credit to Nadal what so ever. Wimbledon 2008 for example, vast majority of...
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    Federer 2004 His Greatest Form Year? Ridiculous

    I see some people here say 2004 Federer was his greatest form. That is a ridiculous statement to make. He won 3 grand slams against either older players or his generation players who were simply not upto scratch in terms of greatest. Beating Roddick in a grand slam final for example. Of course...
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    This is my Hardcourt Greatest List from 1 to 4.

    So from number 1 (greatest) to number 4. 1. Roger Federer 2. Novak Djokovic 3. Rafael Nadal 4. Peter Sampras Explanation: For me Roger Federer's prime form on hard and grass is beyond anything we have ever seen. If you have watched Federer in real life, his forehand is something different...
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    Reasons Why Nadal Dominated Federer During Their Prime?

    So I am a Federer and Nadal fan, originally just a Federer fan but then I learnt to appreciate what Nadal has done over time. So this is a comparison from when they were in their best years. I think around 2010 onwards, Federer's greatest form had gone for good, and Nadal was beating him all...
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    Did The People Hating On Nadal Forget Federer Skipped Half The Season?

    So I am a Federer and Nadal fan so I will give in interpretation of the situation. Nadal pulled out of this tournament and he is getting a lot of hate, but I don't understand he is not feeling well, probably well enough to compete but it is a smart decision for him as he is not 100% and this is...
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    Nadal Consistently Beat Federer When It Mattered

    I am a Federer and Nadal fan, and I enjoy both. Whilst for me Federer is the greatest player to have played, we have to take a minute to remember how great of a player Nadal is and how much problems he caused Federer - when it mattered. Federer's prime years say from 2003 to 2009. Nadal...
  26. REKX

    I'm Sorry, the comments here about Nadal are ridiculus

    I am a Federer and Nadal fan, but the Nadal hate is ridiculus. Lets do a fair analysis of what is going on. Both Federer and Nadal are not even close to how they were at their prime. Federer isn't regarded greatest of all time because he won 2 slams in 2017 with no challengers from the current...
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    Why are people hating on Nadal?

    The Nadal hate here seems to be so strong. People saying he had it too easy. Federer had the same at WImbledon, no competition at all this year. And I say this as a Federer and Nadal fan. Let us just face the reality. Right now in tennis it is a weak era. Nadal is putting on more power...
  28. REKX

    Rank the 4 Grand Slams from most difficult to win to the easiest

    Ok so in order which grand slam do you think is the hardest to win to the easiest and why. Of course the logical answer would be they all equally difficult because at any one time you are competing with the best players in the world, and they are seeded which means each game generally gets...
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    What was more impressive? Federer 8 Wimbledons or Nadal 10 French Opens?

    I'm a fan of both and I think we are lucky to have seen these two guys play. I think for both, the recent grand slams are just bonuses, they made history many years ago and done what they had to do to be regarded as the two greatest a while ago in my opinion. However listening to the media and...
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    Prime Nadal on Clay vs Prime Sampras on "fast" Grass

    So Nadal is now second in the all time grand slam list. Some people say Nadal's slams are too clay focused, but I don't understand he has won on other surfaces. Also clay is a grand slam, probably the hardest one to win of them all. Sampras did not get to a final of the French Open. I think...
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