Hall of Fame
Federer had so many opportunities to win slams in this period (3 Final, 1 SF). He lost them all to Djokovic. He was in great shape and easily the second best player in the world during this phase. I believe he would have won at least a Wimbledon had he not been coached by Edberg but by Ljubicic. Federer lacked a solid baseline game during that phase compared to his later 2017-19 Ljubicic phase. He tried to make up for that by serving huge and rushing to the net often (along with effective gimmicks like SABR). He was better than the field but Djokovic exposed his shortcomings thoroughly. Neo Federer (esp 2017) would have done much better in that phase and would have won more slam(s). Discuss.