LOL yes, but they'll come up with another stat such as the year end tournament to continue the argument! It never ends.Yeah genious 2-1 and 5-4 is same as 13-0. I mean Sampras was worse than ferrer on clay albeit he won 1 rome title but never made the final of FO. His FO record alone makes him out of conversation for any GOAT discussion.BTW nadal will win one of AO or USO to stop these discussions next year. Why am I replying to an obvious troll?
I was - and am - a big fan of 90's tennis, but .... whatever. Sure, dude.Imagine making your entire career off of the current iteration of the French Open which would hardly qualify as a 250 event in the 90s.
How many people are going to remember the 2020 French Open tournament? lol. I don't think i remember any of the matches. I remember certain local futures matches more than the 2020 FO.I was - and am - a big fan of 90's tennis, but .... whatever. Sure, dude.
It's kind of hilarious and amazing to read posts on here from people who look at things in this way:
- Form opinion or ideology
- Make everything fit that opinion
- Belittle, denigrate, demean anything that contradicts or opposes that opinion or ideology
- If necessary, simply lie or ignore
Good thing no current professional player (or hell, the whole ATP) cares what you think.How many people are going to remember the 2020 French Open tournament? lol. I don't think i remember any of the matches. I remember certain local futures matches more than the 2020 FO.
I decided not to click on this thread because i knew it wouldn't be worth it and lo and behold, the comparisons conveniently leave Roland Garros out of the equation. I wonder why. 13:0 doesn't fit in with the OP's narrative. Frankly, I couldn't care less how Rafa compares to Sampras.Many posters on here see it that way.
Is it the case of recency bias or something else?
Total Weeks as #1:
Nadal- 209 weeks
Year End #1:
Time spent at #1 is, and will always be Rafa's shortcoming on his GOAT resume. He won't catch Sampras here.
Sampras- 2 wins, 1 final
Nadal- 1 win, 3 final
Sampras- 1 SF
Nadal- 13 wins
Complete wash here, Sampras' lack of performance on clay is one of the only reasons Rafa even has a shot to come close to Pete's achievements.
Sampras- 7 wins
Nadal- 2 wins, 3 finals
5 additional championships for Pete at the most prestigious tennis event in the world.
Sampras- 5 wins, 3 finals
Nadal- 4 win, 1 final
Not even close here
Year End Masters:
Sampras- 5 wins, 1 final
Nadal- 0 wins, 1 final
Sampras- 11 wins, 8 finals
Nadal- 35 wins, 51 finals
Rafa has this trump card, but how much is it worth?
Bull is the clay GOAT with solid success on other surfaces.
Sampras beats him handily at 3/4 slams the YE#1 / Weeks at #1 and WTFs.