Originally Posted by RAFA2005RG
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.
Right, he made his adjustments so that he could beat Federer. He was already good enough to reach him. He still didn't win in 2007, by the way. If you want to take a look at reality, Fed played terribly in the first two sets in 2008. He had his good moments and breaks that he blew completely. He still only lost 9-7 in the fifth set. It isn't a huge leap to suggest that a peak Federer is going to win his matches against peak Nadal on grass. The guy has seven titles to Nadal's two. Whine all you like, but that is reality, accept it and move on.