If Nadal beats Federer at Wimbledon 2020

Tenez101

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Would you still consider Federer to be greater than Nadal?
Nadal beating Frederer at Wimby already showed that his grass peak is higher than Federer’s. The consensus among pros, former and current, is that Nadal is greater than Fed, but they are keeping up appearances for the media.

Nadal already defeated Prime Federer at Wimbledon , Beating him 12 years later isn’t really important
 

Pantera

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so great fed will end up as 3rd. fed fans and analysyts who've been calling fed the goat for years will all try and say they are all 3 the goats and there is no clear goat.
Thats exactly what they are doing now. Suddenly there are 3 GOATs lol.

Reality is Sampras and Borg were not dominated by rivals. So its realistic to say Federer is 5th of open era.
 

Pantera

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Nadal beating Frederer at Wimby already showed that his grass peak is higher than Federer’s. The consensus among pros, former and current, is that Nadal is greater than Fed, but they are keeping up appearances for the media.
Djokovic has intimated many times Nadal is greater. And Nadal has often intimated Djokovic greater than Federer.
 

Pantera

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Fed imho is a tier 2 GOAT, since I feel he would maybe only have 12 slams with real competition from 2003-2007. But it’s hard to say, so I put him at top 5.
For me Sampras is greater than Federer..shot for shot i cant think of anything id have in federers game over a zoned in Sampras.
 

Tenez101

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For me Sampras is greater than Federer..shot for shot i cant think of anything id have in federers game over a zoned in Sampras.
I also think Sampras is underappreciated around here. He was a mental monster and dominating champion who had to play in an era of tough competition and diverse surfaces. Who knows what levels he might have been pushed to if he were competing with Nadal and Djokovic. We would truly have a three-way rivalry.
 

Pantera

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I also think Sampras is underappreciated around here. He was a mental moster and dominating champion who had to play in an era of tough competition and diverse surfaces. Who knows what levels he might have been pushed to if he were competing with Nadal and Djokovic. We would truly have a three-way rivalry.
Sampras Nadal Djokovic rivalry would have been absolutely unreal.
 

Pantera

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What if Djoker beats Rafa at RG? Does that change anything?
If it was a final probably moves him closer to Nadal as GOAT but that USO result last week really was significant. If Djokovic gets a double career slam it is huge so would just confirm he and Nadal keep raising the bar.
 

Tenez101

Hall of Fame
Yes. I mean imagine if Djoker won AO and RG next year? Ouch for everyone not a Djoker fan.
That might cause some bitterness, but nothing compared to the vitriol from some Fednatics around here. Nadal and Djokovic fans for the most part respect the other guy and their fans.
 

duaneeo

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Nadal simply winning Wimbledon would greatly up his GOAT placement. He doesn't need to beat Roger.
 
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