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Who's the Greatest? Federer v Nadal


Readers of The Tennis Space have the opportunity to vote on who they believe to be the greatest male tennis player of all time. In the first of the semi-finals, Roger Federer will play Rafael Nadal, with the match to finish at 8.30pm (London time) on Thursday. NOTE: This has now closed, with Federer going through into the final, with 89 per cent of the vote.

We have selected eight greats to play in the quarter-finals of Who is The Greatest? In alphabetical order, they are: Agassi, Borg, Djokovic, Federer, Laver, McEnroe, Nadal, Sampras. What happened in the quarter-finals.

Rafael Nadal v Pete Sampras – Nadal went through into the next round, with 56 per cent of the vote.

John McEnroe v Roger Federer Federer went through into the next round, with 90 per cent of the vote.

Bjorn Borg v Rod Laver Laver went through into the next round, with 63 per cent of the vote.

Andre Agassi v Novak Djokovic Agassi went through into the next round, with 66 per cent of the vote.

Readers can vote in the poll on the right-hand side of this page and all other pages on The Tennis Space. The player with the greater percentage of votes will go through to the next round, to the final.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rad-Riche/100003522229630 Rad Riche

    Roger  Federer for ever

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rad-Riche/100003522229630 Rad Riche

    Roger Federer  is always the best  4ever

  • Rich Karnes

    At this point, no doubt it is roger, but what were the writers of this poll thing in putting Djokovic in there???  No doubt 2011 was a breakthrough year for him, but to be considered as the GOAT…noway not yet…maybe in another 3-4 years of playing at this level and then we shall see.
    I realize he is the “flavour of the year” but, passing over maybe someone like say…oh I don’t duh…Jimmy Conners for Djokovic….what were you guys thinking??? I guess…only about what is “hot” now not a long term player who would be proper cannidate for GOAT.  Anyhow…Federer for sure, but time will still tell as he (knock wood) has many years left and we will see how the others do.

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  • Fn Rahman

    Roger & Rafa both are the greatest  forever

  • ferderer88

    fererer…the king

  • Faiz Nafia Rahman

    <3 Roger Federer <3

  • Qetopapalashvili

    of course The greatest of all times is THE G.O.A.T! ROGER FEDERER♥

  • Seamus

    Ask me in 6 or 7 years when Rafa’s career begins to wind down.  For now it is Roger Federer, my all-time favourite player!  I boo and hiss at anyone who even considers throwing Novak’s name into the ring!

  • remi niscence

    do you really need to keep on asking this question? ROGER FEDERER is the greatest of all time, whether others accept it or not!!!!