Rafael Nadal at the French Open is more dominant than Usain Bolt at the Olympics. That was the verdict delivered by a fan poll conducted by ESPN.
The undisputed King of Clay going was just too popular for the fastest man on earth. Or maybe it is just tennis is more popular than the track field as a sport.
Nadal has a dominant 93-2 record at the French Open, winning it a record 12 times. It is a record that will stand for a long time.
Usain Bolt won eight Olympic golds to go with his 11 gold medals at the World Championships. He broke the world record for the 100m, 200m, and the 400m relay multiple times in his career.
Comparing athletes across sports is no easy task. But fun polls like this show that tennis can hold its own against other sports. It is nice to see tennis fans actively participate in these polls and support their favorite players.