Ironic how Fed lost the two hard court slams of the year while he's considered one of the best hard-courters of all time, right? Even more interesting how he lost 6-2 in the fifth set of BOTH hardcourt finals, right? Yep, at Flushing Meadow Fed was facing none other than a Nadal across the net, reminiscent of the first slam of the year. JMDP showed the fight and spirit of the man he defeated the day before to defeat one of the greatest of all time at the finals. Fed could do nothing but be awed by the performance and buckle under the pressure of pursuing the ever-elusive sixth consecutive GS title.