stone67NYC's Comments

It's amusing to observe so many tennis fans who play the Federer/Nadal divide. I feel confident in saying that if you interrogated both Roger and Rafa, they both would eventually admitt that their rivalry has improved their games respectively. Without Rafa, Roger in all probability, would have surpassed Steffi Graff's grand slam singles mark by the age of 27, yet there would still be fans that would raise arguments to his "all-time greatest player" mantle by conjuring scenarios of Federer competing against Laver or Sampras in their prime. Without Federer, Rafa may also have a slew of slams possibly eclipsing the Sampras record by 27 as well, and been a strong contender for "greatest of all time." But we really don't know for certain what would have become of either player had it not been for the other.

My point being - Thank God we have 2 players active in the game today that have proven themselves to be real, honest to God, candidates for the" best ever" title. This is uncharted territory for men's tennis in the open era. I'll take a Federer/Nadal slam final over any matchup in history. No offense to Borg and Jonny Mac, but their magic never extended passed Wimbedon.

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