But Nadal went through Federer in the semi's before facing Puerta that has to count for something more than what Fed did in WIM03. Let's not forget Puerta was juicing as well so he was a lot more tougher to beat than he normally would've been. Saying Fed had to deal with Nadal as he aged is correct, except, he couldn't deal with him even when he was in his peak and Nadal was a teen and that includes on a HC. The only HC victory Fed got over Rafa excluding YEC was Miami 05, a match which he would not have won if Rafa wasn't playing in his first Masters final and got tight after going up 2 sets and a break. Fed couldn't deal with Nadal in WIM08 or AO09, both majors on a surface favouring Federer. Again, completely ignoring Nadal's SF opponent in RG13. Kiefer was Fed's SF opponent in AO06. Regardless of your arguments, the truth still stands that Nadal would've won WIM11 if he had to face Philippoussis, USO11 if he had to face Hewitt and AO12 if he had to face Baghdatis. He doesn't have to reach Federer's grass and HC achievements, but if he can win Wimbledon a couple more times and add another AO and USO he will most likely add 2 more RG titles before he retires. I don't like his chances of doing it all because he's injury prone and Djokovic is a tough task at the AO and USO but it is possible for him. Federer won 4 AO titles and never had to beat anyone of Nadal or Novak's calibre to do it. The one time he had an opportunity to take out an opponent playing at an extremely high level, he failed - Safin 05. Nadal will not have this luxury because Murray is a tough customer at AO, made many finals and of course there's Novak who is the king down under. Federer also almost went out to a 34 year old Agassi in USO04 and tbh didn't really play well against an even older and more fatigued Agassi in the final in USO05. If Nadal had those USO04 and USO05 draws that Fed had he would be winning the USO this year and next, we all know that only Murray, Novak or an on fire Del Potro will be big obstacles for him, all of which were not around from 04-06 where Fed racked up 6 titles. In 07 and 08 they were both in their first slam final.