Roger Federer’s 2011 season is one he would like to forget. He won only one title, no Grand Slam events and his ranking dropped to No. 4 in the world.
The six—time Wimbledon champ has not a season this bad since 2003.
Djokovic is having one of the best seasons ever played by a male tennis player and is arguably the best player in the world.
Andy Murray however, despite having consolidated his position as a top four player for quite some time, still has a lot to prove to himself and to his fans.
Rankings, numbers and statistics are enough to describe greatness, but should not be the only means used to compare players.
This article is an attempt to mix numbers, technical issues and intangibles to explain why Roger Federer is still a better player than Andy Murray despite having lost the No. 3 rank to the Brit.