Indeed that's exactly what he is reported to have said so please stick to that and not your inferences. Now, that is open to discussion. You may disagree to his likening the rivalry. I do not agree the rivalry is entirely comparable but that's another story. It's entirely different to say that he liken himself to Nadal or Federer based on the reported statement. Once again, your logic defies me. Taufik is not a spent force but as much as I support him, I cannot deny that he will have to dig very deep to beat LD or LCW (sparing a similar accident like NTM/CL/RS). The current yardstick for the World #1 LCW is whether he can beat his arch nemesis LD in important matches, not dissimilar to whether Federer can beat Nadal? I sincerely cannot find where LCW said he is like either Federer or Nadal.