If Nadal is in Rogers half he will get his rump soundly booted as he did last week. To say its always on his racquet is a ridiculous and deluded statement.
Federer has beaten Nadal only once outdoors on the hard.
Oh yes I knew that post of mine would get you all excited.
Don't repeat Federer's achievements yet again please, we all know about his precious 16 slams etc
But regardless of how you spin it, most of them were in a weak era. Not comparable to now or the prior era. I'm sorry but Safin, Hewitt, Roddick and Phillipoussis are not comparable to Becker Lendl Sampras Agassi etc.
Or later Federer Novak Murray Nadal etc.
Federer would never have won anything like 16 slams had he been either 5 years younger or older. He was lucky.
So what Del Potro has managed to grab one, does anyone seriously think he is more talented than Andy?
I doubt even Del Potro does, although clearly he has so far demonstrated a better big match temperament.
I wasn't just making an excuse about Murray being immature. It is a common sense observation; something which it appears the more extreme Fed fans have difficulty making. Yes Murray played brilliantly in the quarter finals against the then number one Nadal at the AO, and played pretty well against Cilic too.
But he did not play remotely as well in that final, he couldn't even serve over 50%. It had little to do with how well Roger was playing as there was no resistance from Murray so Roger was allowed to play his game. Murray obviously couldn't handle the pressure. If you're trying to suggest Otherwise in order to big up Roger ie Murray beat Nadal Roger beat Murray therefore Federer is better than both, that's up to you. But it is poor reasoning to say the least and not based on what actually happened.
The occasion clearly got to Murray as it did last year against Novak and Murray did not play at his best and that is a FACT.
I mean, what do you think we talk about here all the time?
Do you suppose to tell us what's what about our favourite player who we have watched for years?
Think again AK400.
Nadal has a good record against Roger he is a southpaw and his game against Roger's backhand that is tough but I always still feel that Roger being the more attacking player holds all the aces when they play, look at 2009 Nadal started that season in Australia playing at his best like he had been in 2008 and he still needed 5 sets to beat Roger who played a terrible 5th sets that day.
The argument about weak era isnt really justified because the guys you mention in trying to call the last decade weak are all very talented players the reason they havent won multiple slams is because Roger was winning them you cant win every slam if one guy wins them all, at the end of their careers we saw Roddick on 1 Slam, Hewitt one 2 Philippousis 0 and but in reality Roger stopped a lot of guys from being multiple slam winers and having great careers.
I agree that Nadal and Novak are great players you win multiple major tounrmanets you deserve to be called that Murray hasnt won a major he has come close but he isnt at present a threat to Roger's chances in the big events.
To say he froze or whatever is pretty lame for his 2nd major final and then what about last year against Djokovic? I am guessing he froze yet again? Even Roger felt Murray has a chance because he was facing Djokovic and not Roger himself but the problem is Murray gets to major finals with his defensive style of play, and that is fine he will win matches playing that way no question but you put him against a great player in form in the final say Roger or Novak and they are not going to give you sloppy errors in a Grand Slam final, you have to go out and beat them, Murray has not been able to do that.
Greatness is about majors, Del Potro was able to beat Nadal and Federer and win his very 1st major final so the excuses for Murray being over rawed when hes had a few goes at it seem a bit strange for a guy who has ambitions to be a multiple slam winner.
As I said talent is subjective but I am pretty sure Murray would swap everything he has done for Del Potro's US Open title. If they both retired today then Del Potro has had the better career. Murray has had the better consistency no question but Del Potro has a major that is what defines greatness consistency defines being a very good and solid player but not a great one.