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Who has been the most dominant athlete of the last decade?

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During the early and mid 1990s, Michael Jordan was the only athlete who won 6 championships straight while he was with the Bulls. He was undefeated in the playoffs. Since he retired from the NBA was there any athlete who could match up to his accomplishments? The answer is yes. But the athlete who dominated the past decade is not exactly what we had in mind.

Who is that athlete? The following list of athletes is worth mentioning followed by the top athlete himself.

5. Kobe Bryant

After making that leap from high school basketball to the NBA games, Kobe has shown the world that he is one of the league’s most exciting players. Compared to Jordan, both athletes have led the scores in the league. Both won in championships with 3 peats. Jordan 3-peated two times and Kobe had a backup, Shaquille O’Neal. Kobe is not as dominant. As proof, when Shaq left the team, Kobe hasn’t done much.

4. Tom Brady

In the past ten years, Tom Brady is NFL’s most clutch player and even penetrated the most difficult defenses easily. He moved the ball around to several running backs and receivers that it is impossible to determine the Patriot’s offense. He won 3 Super Bowl titles out of 6. He won the championship every other year yet he is not as dominant as Jordan.

3. Tim Duncan

Tim Duncan has made his spot as the ideal power forward in the game by winning his latest title last week. He has an overpowering defense, cheeky bank shots and perfect technical footwork. He is tough to handle even with a double team. Though the Spurs is considered the 21st century dynasty, they are still no match for the Bulls.

2. Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods has 57 PGA wins that includes 12 Majors under his belt. But there are 2 other players who have the same accomplishments that he has made. These are Bobby Jones and Jack Nicklaus. Jack Nicklaus has played for 24 years and accomplished 73 PGA wins and 18 Majors. Tiger has only played for 11 years. Bobby Jones, though he is prominent during his era, chose to stay in the amateur ranks because he was just playing for leisure. No doubt, Tiger Woods is undefeated. Yet he is not as dominant as Jordan.

1. Roger Federer

He has won 31 matches in Wimbledon on a winning streak, 7 straight major tournament finals, 3 straight US Open championships and 3 straight Wimbledons. He is the sole player who even won a major tournament without dropping a set. The man is undefeatable. Jordan played well too but it took him sometime before he started. Federer however, went into the professional ranks with his racket blazing and destroyed anyone who came his way. For 5 years in a row, he remained the number 1 player in the world. In one word – YES – he is more dominant than Jordan.