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  • Nadal says numbers show he still trails Federer

    6/5/13 4:33 AM | Johan Lindahl
    Nadal says numbers show he still trails Federer For all of his clay titles and his 20-10 record over Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal admits that in the grand scheme of tennis, he has not yet caught up with the Swiss.

    Nadal, tipped again as favourite at the French Open as he bids for an eighth title from nine editions, bases
    his analysis on simple numbers. And on the face of things, Federer still sets the overall pace.

    "I think the head to head are important (regarding) important matches," said the third-seeded Spaniard. "But, for instance, Chelsea beat Manchester United in both matches during the season, but Manchester United won the Premier League, the better team is Manchester United. That's an example."

    For Nadal, there is no getting around Federer's record-setting 17 Grand Slam titles compared to his own 11. "Roger has 17 Grand Slams and a lot of records on his shoulders. It would be very arrogant and very stupid for me say that today I have a comparison with him just because he has a negative head to head against me.

    "I'm happy about what I achieved, I'm happy about what I'm winning. But Roger has better numbers than me, and that's the real thing. Nobody has more Grand Slams than him. He's the guy with more weeks in
    the history in the No. 1, I think. So these kind of record says that he's the best of the history. Numbers are for that."

    The Spaniard has won four of his last five matches against the Swiss, most recently the Rome final in May.

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That's what we call humble.... while the entire world believe Rafa is the greatest clay player ever, Roger is busy to make it unclear, he said that he is not sure whether it is Rafa or Borg, because of the different racquet technology.... Does he still use wood or what??? Is he jealous or what?????

tettylds , 6/5/13 8:08 AM


Here speaks a man who is at ease with himself.

nadline , 6/5/13 8:28 AM


@tettylds, good point. Everybody, including Borg himself, has acknowledged Rafa as the best clay courter EVER, and here's Rog just recently being curmudgeonly, saying he can't tell between Rafa and Borg.

Rafa, otoh, has no problem acknowledging Fed's greatness.

It is this contrast which is diminishing Fed by the day..............

rafaisthebest , 6/5/13 8:36 AM


Fed has also acknowledged Rafa's greatness on a number of occasions and vice-versa. Both of them respect each other a lot.
Wrong to say that Federer has any problem acknowledging Rafa's greatness

atul1985 , 6/5/13 8:51 AM


Roger was so lavish in praise of RAFA, he never had any problem in acknowledging RAFA as well.
What he said was he is not a believer of Greatest of All time stuff, because we never know how Roger/RAFA would have fared in wood era, and similarly Borg in this era.

sabs , 6/5/13 9:07 AM


Long time back in 2008 a journalist ask Federer whether he still felt as no 1 because Rafa kept beating him in FO and Wimbledon and he said there was only one No 1 officially and he was.... while in 2011 when Rafa still No 1 and Djoko beat him multiple times, and this was before Djoko officially took over No 1 rank, Rafa so very humble said that he was not No 1 any longer.... that is why I love this Rafa soooooo much...

Sabs, if he is not a believe of GOAT stuff, why in the letters that he replied to his fans he normally says, "from your Goat, Roger"...... I read this several times in his official website...

tettylds , 6/5/13 9:27 AM


He said he would probably fare just as bad against Borg as he has against Rafa. His comment comparing the two was more about respecting the achievements of the greats from the past, and not about discrediting Rafa.

xrf , 6/5/13 10:00 AM


That's a nice slap in the face for all these rafabots that post here. As much of a faker/uncivilized guy KTSP is, he is not evil like the miserable morons that call themselves rafa fans. He does accept that he is nole's bitch and that he knows what matters in tennis. It is better to lose 7 times in a row to novak than get banged like a village hore by every rosol and dodig.

If only he could behave more like a civilized human being and not keep sniffing his behind in the public. I can't even think if the most barbaric people on earth have such unhygienic routines. If he did his uncouth routine in football/basketball/golf/boxing, you can be sure people would make a clown out of this guy. Unortunately tennis is not popular like these sports and the guy does not get called out for his uncivilized and uncouth and unhygienic habits. I can only imagine the scum of the earth that would tolerate and encourage such obviously disgusting habits!

Fedkovic23 , 6/5/13 10:01 AM


^^ This stuff is just funny now that we know zare and fedkovic are the same poster.

willmw101 , 6/5/13 10:05 AM


I understand that it's ok to disagree and call names on this site but when did it become acceptable to use words like "bitch" and "whore" on TT. People need to be checked Cheryl.

damianthorn , 6/5/13 10:15 AM


Fedoshit, if you feel disgusted and unhygienic, check out your brain, because feeling like that produced by disgusted brain only... For me, it is very disgusting watching someone crying...

tettylds , 6/5/13 10:26 AM


Losing 7 times in row is nothing to worry, especially when you bit back 3 times...

tettylds , 6/5/13 10:32 AM


damianthorn, 6/5/13 10:15 AM

You need to understand that it's not inflammatory language if fedtards use it, at least according to crap20, seventeen-20/sienna and fedkovic20/torres10. But you know, it's just sad and you have to let them just have their meltdowns on the tennis forums. I mean how else are they expected to deal with their gold-plated federina being owned by Rafa and crying like a pansy in front of Australia and the world? Cut them some slack, won't ya?

jean , 6/5/13 10:34 AM


Damian Thorn:

Whore has been accepted by Cheryl on her blogs when constipator used it. Despite repeated requests Cheryl never acknowledged it was a problem if posters used such words.

As for bitch, there is constipator's other alias jean who used the moniker "novakisthebitch" and the moderators cheryl/ricky seem to be okay with that too. If Constipator and his aliases like jean and other crappy posters are checked by cheryl, we would not be seeing whore/bitch being used so often on TT.

Fedkovic23 , 6/5/13 11:20 AM


I approve the above message

novakisthebitch , 6/5/13 11:44 AM


Tettoshit:

Fine, you and other rafatards are disgusted by crying. Most human beings are disgusted, appalled and repulsed by creepy activities like digging a nose in public, let alone KTSP mining up his unmentionables.

I hope new-yapper/ed are not disgusted by crying seeing how much their BFF deuce's favorite murray turns on the tap at every GS final loss.

Fedkovic23 , 6/5/13 11:46 AM


Damian thorn:

you were saying something......? I hope yo are not a scum-bag negative-IQ rafatard like ed and new-yapper and do not suffer from selective blindness like the septuagenarians!

Fedkovic23 , 6/5/13 11:54 AM


Let's leave the last word to one of the most wonderful players on circuit, Mr. Ali, Jo-Tsonga.

Following his quarter-final win Tuesday in the Roland Garros quarter-finals, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga shared a warm exchange with Roger Federer at the net. ?I thanked him, because I said, ?Okay, thank you to let me win this time because in the past it was not always this way. (Laughter.) So, you know, thank you,?? disclosed Tsonga, who had come into the match with a 3-9 Head2Head record against the Swiss. ?We have a good relationship. He's smart. And of course he just laughed and told me, ?Good luck for the rest of the tournament.??


#ClassInSession
#GenuineHumility
#NotUncleToni'sP ersonalSlave

Fedkovic23 , 6/5/13 12:00 PM


Fedkovic

#figurativegenitalherpesfortennisforums

novakisthebitch , 6/5/13 12:02 PM


Fedkovic that was very childish and highly uncalled for. Grow up

damianthorn , 6/5/13 12:18 PM


I think it's too simple to say one player is better then another. Nadal I think is the best clay court player ever, but I don't think he's overall the best player, no one is!

rbennett , 6/5/13 12:50 PM


Fartkovic23, 6/5/13 10:01 AM
Fartkovic23, 6/5/13 11:20 AM
Fartkovic23, 6/5/13 11:46 AM
Fartkovic23, 6/5/13 11:54 AM
Fedkovic23, 6/5/13 12:00 PM

Fartkovic! Where were you???

You missed an awesome match yesterday.

Oh, your post above looks awesome as always. I didn't read it of course but I'm sure it is full of gems and your love of Rafa!!!

(Oh, and just between you and Me, Fartkovic, PDFFT).

#KeepEmComing
#ThisIsAnAutomatedReply
#PleaseDoNotRespond

Conspirator , 6/5/13 1:49 PM


@Fedkovic23 - You need to seriously tone it down buddy. I think we all know federer is GOAT, even if people deny it. But if you want any respect or people to listen to you, you need to stop the personal attacks on people.

DeadManWalking , 6/5/13 3:54 PM


Like the insults will be magically transmitted to Rafa and affect his form...........

Yep, some people have been known to drink poison in the hope their enemies die.

#madness

rafaisthebest , 6/5/13 4:19 PM


Rafaisthebest, nice one

damianthorn , 6/5/13 6:49 PM


rafaisthebest, 6/5/13 4:19 PM,

Well said! It's also nice to see others stepping up and calling out the troll for continuing with the vile language.

Nativenewyorker , 6/5/13 9:56 PM


Federer goes out of the tournament and the only way to keep in relevant and in the discussion is to drag out this kind of article. This is old news. Everyone knows Roger holds the slam count, but when it's all over and done the comparisons could look quite different and probably in Rafa's favor. Slams aren't the only thing that make up a career, but for god sake were in the middle of the French Open, why is this important???

Maya , 6/5/13 11:53 PM


Fedkovic man, you have rattled the rafatards and traumatised them too much. The moral police have spoken.

Ofcourse not a peep about all the disgusting stuff spewed by CBM and her fellow thugs.

This site needs more federer/djokovic fans to show some spine to put nay-dull and his tards where they belong. Their hatred for federer or nole is there for all to see.

novakisthebitch? really? he's not the one who got bitch-slapped 7 times in a row - 4 masters, 3 slams. all 3 surfaces.

JamesDjokovicFan , 6/6/13 3:11 AM


Sure, sure little JimmyFedererboy, very interesting. Isn't that nice! Goooood boy!

#JustHumourHim
#ShortBusRider
#NodAndWink

Conspirator , 6/6/13 3:42 AM


This kovic guys are becoming more and more cartoonish with each post. They are like Beavis and Butthead or Pinky and the Brain. Hilarious.

childishgambino , 6/6/13 2:16 PM


Tonight? Tonight we take over the forums...

childishgambino , 6/6/13 2:17 PM


gambino, I wouln't know. I don't actually read them.

#EducatedGuess

Conspirator , 6/6/13 4:00 PM


WELCOME BACK ALL 'VIC" Thanksgoodness, I thought you are all dead.

ohhh where is my manner...how do you feel? May I know how painful it is talking so smug and then saw your man being kicked in the ass out of the competition hehe? I prophesized this to happen but you refused to accept it because you are the most idiot tennis fans ... Do you Believe Me Now? Gwaharharharhar.

As I said before and I say it again, STAY tune fedFARTS for more humiliation.

Vamos Rafa!!!

Raindrops , 6/6/13 4:54 PM


Rafatard logic at work. You have to compete with your peers and not some one who is 5 years older than you. Maybe you guys should ask rafa to play Sampras Borg and maybe even Laver and proclaim Rafa is greater than Laver because he beat him 100 times.

Unfortunately other people have a brain and can understand rafatards' eagerness to not address the 7 times in a row the "complete" player was thrashed on 3 different surfaces by Djokovic. KTSP couldn't win 2 sets, forget a match. not on slow hardcourts, not on clay, not on grass and not on fast hardcourts.

You should get your mr.proctologist to show some spine. The guy is on record saying he doesn't look forward to playing Djokovic. Too bad he is not a lunatic like the rafafarts who post here. He is just a dumb 27year old who is still afraid of his uncle.

Fedkovic23 , 6/6/13 8:49 PM


Suuuure, suuuure little JimmyFedBotFanBoy, very interesting. Isn't that nice! Goooood boy! Run along and play now!!!

#JustHumourHim
#ShortBusRider
#IDontEvenBotherReadingThem

Conspirator , 6/6/13 8:58 PM


Guess who is the no.2 on Forbes' highest paid athletes in the world? Mr. Federer 61million$ endorsements and trailing Tiger only because tennis cannot pay as much as golf.

As for mr. KTSP, he ranks even below sugarpova. Too bad the rafatards' stupidity cannot be minted into money. Kneedal would have ranked higher then.

Federer laughing his way to the bank. Popularity, achievements, impact on the game, anywhich way, Federer is the God of tennis. I am impressed nadal is not as stupid as these rafatards. Good on you Rafa. Uncle Toni will be impressed you are able to do basic math. Next, improve English. It is the important, no?

Fedkovic23 , 6/6/13 10:09 PM


Suuuure, suuuure little Fedbotsic20, very interesting. Isn't that nice! Goooood boy! Run along and play now!!!

#JustHumourHim
#ShortBusRider
#DidntEvenBotherReading

Conspirator , 6/6/13 10:23 PM


@Fedkovic:

Federer makes more money than both nadal and Nole combined! That's Borg like stardom! Head and shoulders above the rest.

novakisthebest , 6/6/13 10:42 PM


I hope Nole overtakes him this year on the Forbes' list and the ATP fan favorite award. He's already tied Federer's AO slam count.

novakisthebest , 6/6/13 11:03 PM


Suuuure, suuuure little youaresuchthebitch very interesting. Isn't that nice! Goooood boy! Run along and play now!!!

#JustHumourHim
#ShortBusRider
#DidntEvenBotherReading

Conspirator , 6/7/13 12:01 AM



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