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Revisited: More dominant, Federer or Tiger?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Almost_Famous, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. Almost_Famous

    Almost_Famous Active Member


    Tiger: 12 majors since 1997. That's 12 out of the last 40 majors.

    Federer: 10 Grand Slam singles since 2003. That's 10 out of last 15 (or is it 16?)
  2. indiansnetwork

    indiansnetwork Active Member

    Tiger is more Dominant. End of thread.
  3. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Actually Tiger isn't. Federer's winning percentage in majors is significantly better. Just because Roger isn't the post popular athlete on the planet doesn't mean he's not the most dominant (even if I hate it).
  4. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    This thread is flawed.

    What's the criteria? Individual sports? Team sports?
  5. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    A winning percentage in tennis is inherently higher than a winning percentage in golf. Until Tiger came along, winning percentage in golf was an unheard-of statistic.

    Tiger's got 12 of the last 40, but 11 of the last 29 and 10 of the last 27. So that stat is a little misleading.
  6. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    If you ask me, they're tied.

    I'd like to hear indiansnetwork's reasoning why it's so cut and dried. Other than, "Tiger's talked about more."
  7. Anyone know the numbers for events skipped and entered by Tiger and Roger?

    Tiger seems to be a very selective golfer. I wonder if Federer's big hole are the matches on clay.
  8. Almost_Famous

    Almost_Famous Active Member

    Huh? Tiger and Federer both play individual sports.
  9. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    They're both equally dominant. Down to the decimal point.
  10. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Yeah, but there are athletes who play team sports who are just as dominant as Tiger and Federer. Is this a "More dominant in an individual sport?'' thread or can we name drop anyone?
  11. Almost_Famous

    Almost_Famous Active Member

    Buddy. It was a simple question: Tiger or Federer. Out of those two, which is more dominant?

    Both play individual sports.

    Sportschick is onto something.

    Question: Has Federer choked yet? Anyone recall the last time the man <i>lost a set?</i>
  12. indiansnetwork

    indiansnetwork Active Member

    Golf is so much harder to maintain a consistent swing. I am not saying that dominating tennis is easy but golf is so much harder to keep ahead of the field and you are really playing against 30 or 40 people every day where as tennis is just a one on one match up each time out. In tennis you can exploit each opponents weaknesses and golf is much more mentally draining where tennis more about wills and physicality. In reality it is hard to say who is more dominate because each are very dominate. I just see how tiger affects the people he plays against, it is almost like they see him making a run and they all fold. He is just getting better and has a power over the field and crowd that Federer does not have. Granted, Tiger takes time off and does not play every tournament.
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