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Nadal now in Federer's shoes

Originally Published: July 3, 2011
By Kamakshi Tandon | Special to ESPN.com

WIMBLEDON, England -- How can you be the best of all time when you aren't even the best of your era? Rafael Nadal once prompted that question to be asked of Roger Federer and is now confronting it himself.

After five straight defeats to Novak Djokovic, Nadal leaves Wimbledon as a decided No. 2 in the tennis pecking order, just two weeks after picking up his fourth Slam in fifth tries -- a pace that had him on track to very swiftly start zooming up toward the head of the all-time Grand Slam ...

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