Mind Over Matter for Federer No Holding Back Here's the opinions of Laver, McEnroe, Vilas, Leconte, and Courrier: Vilas: "I think Federer has everything...Nadal hasn't lost a match on clay for a long time. But Federer likes challenges....He likes to work at it on clay. He can do it." McEnroe: "Federer is so good, he could adjust in like five minutes...But the guy's a genius. What the hell is the problem with playing a left-hander?" (McEnroe seems puzzled at the difficulty Federer has with a very good leftie) Courrier: "No doubt he's in his head" Laver: "Federer is a great player. He does everything you need, and smoothly...With some luck, he has the stuff to get a Grand Slam. And more power to him. I admire his game, and the way he carries himself" (Laver thinks Federer doesn't need to really do anything differently, but just a little bit of luck) Leconte: "Attacking players still have a chance but they need the courage to move more often to the net and serve and volley sometimes...If you play a game like Edberg, or even now like Federer, I think you should come to the net more...He's going to have more easy points and with the clay at the French, and if the weather is the right and the balls are flying, it's great for attacking tennis...he should attack more - much more" Well, there you have it, some all-time greats. Laver, McEnroe, Vilas all think Federer can win the French Open. The only one who seems to be negative is Courrier, and while he was a great player, hardly on the level of the aforementioned. This is after the Rome Final, which, btw, many dimwitted Nadal fans were predicting would be a sweep. Now, the back-peddling is, "oh, we predicted the outcome right", and Federer played his best game, while Nadal played his "worst". What a laugh.