Originally Posted by Grimjack
I like Fed as much as anybody, but if he wins tomorrow, it doesn't mean ####. Ditto if he loses. There's one important clay match per year, and it isn't till next month.
WORD! all fed REALLY cares about at this point are the slams. he's thinking about his spot in the hall of fame. if you asked him where he would have preferred losing this year, in melbourne or in monte carlo/rome/hamburg . . . i think he'd opt for the clay court strike out and keep his aussie slam. tomorrow's match doesn't mean squat, other than to shut everyone up about the friggin' clay court streak and the losses to nadal.
why'd nadal play hamburg, anyway? i hope we're not gonna start hearing the 'nadal is worn out from winning everything on clay' excuses.