#### kragster

##### Hall of Fame

Don't get me wrong, I think of Fed as the best GOAT candidate and prime Fed may be the highest level of tennis ever. The records will say that and I believe that records count for a lot more than subjective bias. But the records also say that being better than the overall field does not mean dominating every H2H. Prime Fed lost matches to young Rafa even when he was cleaning up the rest of the field. So when people say stuff like prime Fed would destroy prime Nole/Sampras/Agassi/Nadal etc I find that somewhat amusing.

At this point of time we know that prime Fed was achieving more than prime Nole (unless he can repeat 2011) or prime Rafa. Yes old man Fed beat Nole in his prime. But he also lost badly to Nole at AO and Dubai. If you want to use old man Fed vs prime Nole argument to hypothesize about how prime Fed would do, use ALL FOUR matches this year not just the ones that suit your convenience.

These top 4 are a lot closer in ability than most think (Even Murray if he had the mindset/attitude of the other 4). On average, prime Fed would have tough matches with prime Rafa/Nole but have a definitive edge on fast courts. And prime Fed would likely clean up the field more than Rafa/Nole. So if they all played in the same generation, he would do the best because no one but Rafa/Nole takes out prime Fed but the same can't be said for prime Rafa/Nole.

Cliffs:

In achievement

Prime Fed > Prime Rafa > Prime Nole

In individual matchup

Prime Fed ? Prime Rafa ? Prime Nole

At this point of time we know that prime Fed was achieving more than prime Nole (unless he can repeat 2011) or prime Rafa. Yes old man Fed beat Nole in his prime. But he also lost badly to Nole at AO and Dubai. If you want to use old man Fed vs prime Nole argument to hypothesize about how prime Fed would do, use ALL FOUR matches this year not just the ones that suit your convenience.

These top 4 are a lot closer in ability than most think (Even Murray if he had the mindset/attitude of the other 4). On average, prime Fed would have tough matches with prime Rafa/Nole but have a definitive edge on fast courts. And prime Fed would likely clean up the field more than Rafa/Nole. So if they all played in the same generation, he would do the best because no one but Rafa/Nole takes out prime Fed but the same can't be said for prime Rafa/Nole.

Cliffs:

In achievement

Prime Fed > Prime Rafa > Prime Nole

In individual matchup

Prime Fed ? Prime Rafa ? Prime Nole

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