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Federer vs. Tiger…Who is More Dominant?

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Roger Federer has dominated the tennis world for the past four years.  It is truly amazing to watch him dismantle his opponents.  Just a few weeks ago, Federer took home his 10th Grand Slam title by winning the Australian Open.  Not only did he not lose a single set the entire tournament, but he convincingly beat opponents who claimed to be playing the best tennis of their lives going into their matches.  Andy Roddick, Federer’s semi-finals opponent, looked great the entire tournament until he played Roger.  Federer embarrassed Roddick 6-4, 6-0, 6-2.  In the final, Federer played a scrappy Fernando Gonzalez who was making his first Grand Slam final.  Calm as ever, Federer won the match 7-6, 6-4, 6-4.  The 2007 Australian Open was just the most recent display of how much better than everyone else Federer really is.

Tiger Woods needs no introduction.  We all know him as the best golfer in the past 20 or more years.  He plays fewer tournaments on the PGA tour than most golfers and still leads the tour in earnings every year.  When he really tries his hardest, it seems like no one can beat him.  Currently, he has won 7 consecutive PGA tournament titles.  That is a remarkable statistic considering the overall level of golf that is being played by his opponents.  Tiger shines even brighter when it comes to the majors.  He has been quoted as saying that the only tournaments that matter to him are the majors.  It is scary to think that he can win so many tournaments that really do not matter that much to him.

There really is no right or wrong answer to the question of who is more dominant in their sport.  In my eyes, Federer’s accomplishments are more impressive.  Woods is right there beside Roger, but the fact that Federer has done all that he has in only four years is pretty amazing.  He is still only 25 years old and potentially has another decade to play.  Woods wins a lot of tournaments and will shoot a stroke or two better than his nearest competitor.  Federer plays the best competition available, and they cannot even take a set off of him. 

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February 6, 2007 Posted by | Golf, Sports, Tennis | 13 Comments