Yeah it’s a toughie. It’s not even as if you can accuse him of being boring. His athleticism has always been eye-catching and he’s as capable of a Hollywood shot as any of the other top players. As you say though he’s just always the crowd’s second favourite. Something just a bit… odd about him.
But it just wouldn’t sit right with me if he ended up the holder of the slam title record. Partly because Federer is clearly the better player, partly because of making up the numbers with a load of Oz titles (less of an issue now that it would have once been) and I guess also because if he were to do it then it would definitely be because his old adversaries had fallen by the wayside and no new ones had stepped up to challenge him.
Won’t happen though. He’s got another three in him tops.