I am not saying this because Fed lost, but the French Open has always been an anomoly with one trick ponies winning it, and many of the best of all time not able to win there. Now the clay there plays even more slowly than the clay at places like Rome and they are using heavier balls. I think that is ridiculous. It doesnt even make for good tennis. Even W has changed the courts to give the dirtballers a chance to win. What tennis doesnt need is to find more ways for people to play strictly from the baseline. I really dont even consider it a Grand Slam anymore other than in name only. Today's match was a classic example...it wasnt even enjoyable tennis no matter who won..there was only one really terrific point in the entire bunch of boring tennis..the defensive point Fed played while down 4-5 in the 4th. IMO.