Rafael Nadal passes Andre Agassi for 3rd-most Grand Slam match wins on hard court (128)- Only Federer and Djokovic have more.

Lew II

Legend
The most significant comparison is to his contemporaries. Djokovic and Federer won more matches than him in 3 slams out of 4.
 

BladeDaywalker

New User
The most significant comparison is to his contemporaries. Djokovic and Federer won more matches than him in 3 slams out of 4.
Except Nadal already has won more finals than Novak at the US Open and is one title away from tying Federer.

In reality, by the time it is all said and done, they will most likely only have more slams won in two out of the 4.

Also, Nadal is 3-1 at the Australian Open against Federer which is an important criteria even if Federer is better overall against the field at the Australian Open.
 

Sport

G.O.A.T.
The most significant comparison is to his contemporaries. Djokovic and Federer won more matches than him in 3 slams out of 4.
The most significant comparison is the number of Slams titles, not the number of match victories. Nadal has won more US Open titles than Djokovic and leads the H2H over him there.

Player A:
In 8 participations at the USO, he has lost always in the QF.

Player B:

In 8 participaions at the USO, he has won 2 US Open titles, but has lost in six of his participations in the 4R.

Player B has a better USO resume despite having won less USO matches. Number of USO titles > number of USO match victories.
 
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mike danny

Bionic Poster
Except Nadal already has won more finals than Novak at the US Open and is one title away from tying Federer.

In reality, by the time it is all said and done, they will most likely only have more slams won in two out of the 4.

Also, Nadal is 3-1 at the Australian Open against Federer which is an important criteria even if Federer is better overall against the field at the Australian Open.
It's not that important. In matches that lead to titles, they are 1-1 at the AO. And 6 to 1 is way too big of a deficit to overcome. Federer is better from every point of view at the AO.
 

Lew II

Legend
yet Nadal is the only one to win at least two majors on every surface.
Djokovic and Federer dominated two surfaces though, including the most important which is hardcourt.

Nadal's records are all clay related, there's no way around it. He's certainly one of the greatest but it takes more to be the undisputed GOAT.
 

FedIsBoat

Rookie
Given that all surfaces have been slowed down like clay, Nadal is by definition 1-dimensional, no? Before someone quips in with but oh Federer is the same then, ummm no, Fed won a lot of his slams before they were dramatically slowed down.
 

DSH

Legend
Given that all surfaces have been slowed down like clay, Nadal is by definition 1-dimensional, no? Before someone quips in with but oh Federer is the same then, ummm no, Fed won a lot of his slams before they were dramatically slowed down.
AO is like clay?
:oops::rolleyes:o_O:censored:
 

Pheasant

Hall of Fame
1988 was the first year that the AO was played on grass. This gives the oldest players a massive handicap.

From 1982-1991, Lendl didn't miss a single hard court event that was held. In those 14 hard court slam events, Lendl made it to 11 finals and 13 semis while bagging 5 slam titles.
 

tudwell

Legend
1988 was the first year that the AO was played on grass. This gives the oldest players a massive handicap.

From 1982-1991, Lendl didn't miss a single hard court event that was held. In those 14 hard court slam events, Lendl made it to 11 finals and 13 semis while bagging 5 slam titles.
Yeah, I’d still rate Sampras, Lendl, and Agassi above Nadal on hard, but it’s a nice achievement to be behind only the two hard court GOATs.

Also Agassi skipped the Australian until 1995 when he was 25 years old. Then he went on to win 4 of the 9 editions he played. That surface was tailor-made for his game. Probably would have racked up quite a few more hard court slam match wins (and possibly a couple more titles as well) had he played the Australian from the time he started playing the other slams. Really shot himself in the foot not playing it for so long.
 

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
It’s pretty crazy that Federer has 140 straight-set hardcourt slam match wins.

Total slam wins on hardcourt:

Djokovic, 143 (91 straight sets)
Nadal, 128 (89 straight sets)
Agassi, 127 (81 straight sets)
Sampras, 116 (69 straight sets)
Lendl, 105 (77 straight sets)
Actually quite impressive from Rafa. Think of the slams he's missed and Djokovic's consistency and he's still only 15 behind and almost even in straight set wins.
 

ghostofMecir

Hall of Fame
140....straight set wins on HC at slam level....

For perspective, the following players are the only ones who have won more slam matches OVERALL than Federer has won straight set matches on hardcourt.

Additionally, Federer has won more slam matches in straight sets (263) than any other player in the Open Era has won slam matches overall other than Djokovic and Nadal.

Total slam matches won:

Djokovic (283)
Nadal (274)
Federer’s (263) straight set slam matches won
Connors (233–with AO and RG played like today’s players, this number would be almost surely be over 300)
Agassi (224)
Lendl (222)
Sampras (203)
Murray (189)
Edberg (178)
McEnroe (167)
Becker (163)
Hewitt (148)
Berdych (146)
Ferrer (145)
Wilander (144)
Wawrinka (144)
Borg (141)
Federer’s straight sets wins on hardcourt (140)

Simply ridiculous.
 

sredna42

Hall of Fame
But who is the GOAT for 4 set slam wins in the northern hemisphere when the ambient temperature is 24 to 27 degrees?
 

Hitman

Hall of Fame
For perspective, the following players are the only ones who have won more slam matches OVERALL than Federer has won straight set matches on hardcourt.

Additionally, Federer has won more slam matches in straight sets (263) than any other player in the Open Era has won slam matches overall other than Djokovic and Nadal.

Total slam matches won:

Djokovic (283)
Nadal (274)
Federer’s (263) straight set slam matches won
Connors (233–with AO and RG played like today’s players, this number would be almost surely be over 300)
Agassi (224)
Lendl (222)
Sampras (203)
Murray (189)
Edberg (178)
McEnroe (167)
Becker (163)
Hewitt (148)
Berdych (146)
Ferrer (145)
Wilander (144)
Wawrinka (144)
Borg (141)
Federer’s straight sets wins on hardcourt (140)

Simply ridiculous.
LOL - That is just a joke. I seriously didn't know about these numbers.
 
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