Originally Posted by Justin Side
Nadal matches up fairly well with every contender on grass. Djoker, Murray, Roddick, Federer......He has a win over all those guys on grass. It's also worth mentioning that some guys that have given Nadal trouble on hard courts(Davy and Del Po) suck on grass. Remains to be seen if they ever become grass forces. If they don't, that's one less problem to worry about in the late rounds.
3-4 more deep runs for Rafa in his Wimbledon future.
I agree that Nadal is fortunate that he matches up very well with most of the prime grass contenders. However, I think Soderling could be a problem for him there if they meet. He would have probably made the finals this year if he hadn't run into Federer, so he definitely has the potential to make a deep run. People with his kind of power game generally do very well on grass, and Robin doesn't struggle on grass like Cilic, Del Potro, and Davydenko all seem to. Would love to see a rematch of he and Nadal's epic 2007 match in 2010.