I kinda hoped he was just fooling around with these silly statements.I'm kinda new here as well, but he's serious. Dead serious. His agenda appears to be that players get better as they get older (for example, 35-year-old Federer is better than 25-year-old Federer, so I'm told). I have this to say in response:
Experience is a great advantage. The problem is that when you get the experience, you're too damned old to do anything about it.
~ Jimmy Connors
what NatF said.When the biggest knock on Fed's career is his record vs Rafa, the point at which he turned it around and took back the advantage must be regarded as one of the most important points of that career.
He hadn't beat Rafa in a Final since WTF '10. No one thought he could solve the guy, instead Basel 2015 kicked off a 5-0 run that defined his 2017 resurgence.
Beating Nadal in 5 sets at AO finals and down 1-3 in 5thSo since August 8 2011, what are Federer's 10 best tournaments in terms of level?
Unfortunately, this excludes other tournaments where he played at an insanely high level like FO 2011 and WTF 2010, but it is what it is.
So, having said that, here is my hierarchy, in no particular order:
1. Wim 2012
2. Cincy 2012
3. IW 2012
4. IW 2014
5. AO 2017
7. IW 2017
8. Wimb 2015
9. USO 2015
10. Wimb 2017
What is yours?