Originally Posted by TheDream
Serena almost beat Henin in her prime, and was just a few points from taking the match before the hand incident. When has Roger almost beat Rafa? Roger may have a better claycourt resume, but he has never come close to beating Rafa at the French Open, while Serena has almost beat Justine, follow?
Justine was still 4 years away from her prime when Serena nearly beat her in 2003. It was right in the middle of Serena's prime though (and she still couldn't beat her).
In any case, the OP made clear on about page 2 of this thread that the thread was about which gap in accomplishments was bigger, Serena-Henin or Rafa-Roger, rather than it being about the match-ups specifically.