One of the few things missing from Roger Federer’s resume that is on Rafael Nadal’s is the Davis Cup. Now Federer, the current GOAT, is just three sets from finally getting his Davis Cup trophy.
Reading these boards, it’s clear the thought of Federer with a Davis Cup title is making a good number of Nadal fans restless. Why? Because Federer winning the Davis Cup absolutely adds to his legacy and GOAT candidacy, as it should. The Davis Cup is a massive achievement in this sport, far bigger, I think, than say an Olympic gold which really only came into prominence in the last 15 years or so. (Both Nadal and Federer have golds already, Federer’s though is in doubles.)
That said, Nadal can score big GOAT points in January. A second Australian Open title, thwarted by Federer’s friend Stan Wawrinka this season, would give Nadal TWO career Grand Slams. That’s pretty darn good. But so too is a Davis Cup.
Warning: If you don’t want to talk “Fedal”, go somewhere else. In keeping with the spirit of this debate, this is an almost-anything goes thread.
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