Originally Posted by NadalDramaQueen
He ate a bagel in the first set. Please grow up, Rafa didn't become infinitely better in two years. It was a combination of his ascension and Fed's decline, and for the hardcourt slams, it also had something to do with the decline of the types of players who were pummeling him there.
If you want to take a look at reality, Rafa played more grasscourt matches in 2006 than he played in all the years as a pro prior to 2006 combined. That means the experienced he gained in 2006 alone was greater than his entire grass experience prior to 2006. And anyone who actually witnessed Rafa's 2006 final and 2007 final would see the huge differences in his serve (suddenly using the slice serve) and his court position and aggression.