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Madrid Tennis Open - Day Nine
Everything ran late this morning because of an ice-storm over the weekend. My first two patients had already called in late so there was no rush. I started getting ready for work at a leisurely pace. So I’m flicking the remote control between the various ESPN alternatives, hoping of course for some more celebration of Roger’s win yesterday. Instead I ran across Mike and Mike, one of whom was laying down a serious diss on Federer. I immediately paid attention.

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Comment by Curtis Notz on February 4, 2010 at 6:01pm
I remember hearing the commentators saying something along that line after Fed brought home his 15th at Wimbledon '09. My friend pointed this out to me. Just because the Buffalo Bills beat the Indianapolis Colts does not mean the Bills are better than the Colts. The same goes for Rafa vs Roger. You can't just beat one player more often than another and expect to take 'The greatest' title. You have to win against everybody on a consistent basis like Roger has. Moreover, if Nadal would make it to most of the US opens like Federer makes it to the French Open, their head-to-head would be a little more balanced.
Comment by Jazz Burks on February 2, 2010 at 2:26pm
Spot on! M & M come off sounding like the typical sports radio meatheads that they are! Most people who are fairweather or Finals fans will parrot crap like this to me when they find out that I like tennis and I have to tell them, "you are not being given the full picture". I have to educate them about the heavy amount of claycourt matches in the series and Rafa's dismal post Wimbledon record in that span. I give Nadal full credit for getting his hardcourt game in order in 2k9 and winning Oz. However that victory may have been the beginning of the end as he has never been the same sense. If I were to take poetic license with the last two major Finals between the two I would say both men left so much on the court of 2k8 Wimby and 2k9 Oz, but in 2kX Fed still has more to give and Nadal may have nothing left but a slow, painful decent into retirement.

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