Ferrer for greatest player to have never made a grand slam final? Must be pretty close.
Without a doubt, at least in my mind.
I know it's hypothetical, but I was thinking the other day about how far Ferrer might have gone if Rafa had never been around. I think he's always been in Rafa's shadow somewhat, for reasons that are obvious I suppose. I also think he has benefitted in a sense from Rafa not being around. At the very least he's getting some long overdue credit now.
If Rafa hadn't been around I wonder if Ferrer might just have won a major, perhaps a French. I know he would still have had to deal with the others at the top, but it did make me think that he might have had a chance.