#### capriatifanatic

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At to that a player with Nadal's type of game is likely to have a shorter prime then Federer. His prime is bound to be atleast 2 years shorter then Federer's.

So add the 3.5 years younger Nadal's prime started then Federer's, and the 2 years minimum shorter prime he will have, his prime will end at an age 5.5 years younger then Federer's does or more. Federer is almost 5 years older then Nadal, that is all.

Federer's prime will end atleast slightly later then Nadal's in fact in all likelihood.

If Nadal's prime ends at 23 in the middle of 2009 for example expect Federer's to end at 28 at the end of 2009 as good estimate.

If Nadal's prime somehow ends at 25 in the middle of 2011(doubt it would be that late)expect Federer's to end at 30 at the end of 2011 most likely.

If Nadal's prime ends at the end of next year 2007 the year he turned 21 halfway through, Federer's would probably end in the middle of 2008 somewhere around when he turns 27.

That is also why I doubt Nadal has more improvement left then Federer. He is likely slightly closer to ending his prime, and eventual retirement as well, then Federer is.