"no one else so focused on clay"?I take your "irrelevant" and raise it by one "irrelevant."
Nadal is an all-time great. The greatest clay-courter of all time, who won some non-clay court slams in a relatively weak era. He has also benefited from no one else so focused on clay. He has little competition there whereas there is far more quality competition on hardcourt and at least Djokovic and Federer compete again each other on grass. Not having won an AO or a Wi for ten years is very significant in the GOAT debate. Nadal is so good that he has won 2 US Opens on a very slow hard court that no longer exists. His winning days there are over.
good story bro
go tell this to Federer, Djokovic, Murray, Wawrinka and all the Spanish and South American armada
Also in AO, he might not have won in a decade, but how many finals he made there in these 10 years? not bad for a "so focused on clay" guy, isn't it?
also regarding Wim, how many SF he reached in the last 3 years? not bad for a "so focused on clay" guy, isn't it?