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OCO those are still just isolated losses thru that period! Even Borg in his "Hey Day" wasn't perfect and had losses! Fed was still dominating, though a late bloomer! With his genius and what we consider a weak era, he took over in '04 like no other player in the Open era! Only Nole's come close to winning 3 majors in a season 3 times like Fed & he did it in a 4 year window of excellence! Only Rafa stood in his way of immortality winning multiple CYGS, but it wasn't meant to be! His frustration was doubled when Nole came into his own in 2011 and started dominating their rivalry as well! Roger might have had 26 majors by now if not for Djokovic's "Houdini act" again and again to thwart his 2nd best rival!Add to that that 2008 is suddenly considered stronger than 2007 just because Nadal edged Federer in the Wimbledon final.In reality 2008 wasn't stronger but you can't mess with the agendas on this board.
2005 Safin beat Fed at the AO, Nadal stopped him on clay and won tournaments on hard courts, Nalbandian beat Fed at the Masters Cup, but according to some "experts" on this board, that was an weak year.