#Federer and #Nadal are more than rivals. They’re collegial champions and friends, ambassadors and advertisements for the game. The over-30 idols staged a joint comeback this year, battling tooth, nail and press clips to sweep all four #GrandSlams, and end the year atop the #ATP rankings (Nadal at No. 1, Federer right behind). They provided the #Tennis lexicon with a new word, “#Fedal.”
But the Year of Fedal did leave one intriguing question hanging for fans. Put simply, “Who had the better year?” If the ATP had an #MVP for 2017, would the honor go to muscular Nadal or meteoric Federer?
- Overall record: Advantage, Federer
- Quality titles: Advantage, Federer
- Consistency: Advantage, Nadal
- Head-to-head against the elite: Advantage, Federer
- Impact on the game: Advantage, Federer
The 2017 MVP belongs to …
By a nose, Federer is our choice as MVP for this extraordinary year in tennis.