Okay, coltcub64, who in your opinion is the best tennis player of Federer's era? Pete Sampras? Personally, the greatest tennis player for me on the men's side was Bjorn Borg.
Now, if the yardstick is the number of majors won, then the greatest tennis player of all time is Margaret Court with 24 and secondly would be Graf with 22. :)
Joyous: I'm not sure that we disagree on anything. I was responding to an earlier comment that Nadal would have beaten Roger in the semi.
Obviously, Nadal's second round opponent certainly was not in top 4 ranking, but that does not change the facts that Nadal lost and Roger won all his matches, We should not in any way try to minimize anyone's championship.