um . . . i'm quoting myself from page three of this thread, yesterday. nadal (and nadalfans) can't have it both ways. you can't want to win EVERY clay court event, monte carlo, rome, and hamburg in the same year (which NO ONE has ever done), rack up the wins and extend the streak, get all the praise and glory for being the "king of clay" . . . and then b*tch when you finally lose from exhaustion! it was silly to even PLAY hamburg when roland garros (the REAL prize) is right around the corner. as if nadal needs extra practice on clay. what is was was greedy. and davy and hewitt made it even worse for him. and now, fed gets the benefit of nadal's decision to play in germany, plus the tough matches nadal has had . . . and it's all used to diminish fed's win. hmm . . . interesting.