I finally figured out why some people hate Nadal. People pick their idols based on qualities that they admire the most, Fed portrays the image of a smooth player who just has all the shots. Nadal on the otherhand portrays the image of a pusher....and many people on this board have been frustrated and beaten by pushers. Being the "pusher terminator" I can easily empathize. Howerever image is NOT everything. Although Nadal is fast ......l he is far from a pusher! First of all Nadals strokes are uncoventional and his topspin is huge! Not only does the ball jump very high but he is able to hit out and out winners! Secondly , Nadal has developed an awesome slice backhand , which gives him both penetrating shots and awesome drop shots. Thirdly, this dude can play the net. He has great hands and actually came to the net more often than Fed did in the Wimby final. Finally, although his serve spped is not great...his placement has improved. Until the final I do not believe that he was broken...or very rarely broken. Therefore you guys need to stop lumping Nadal in th goup of pusher...he does and can attack very often!