Originally Posted by tennis_pro
So you assume Nadal would've won all 6 if he played them?
No.....but some yes. For example he won two wimbys in a row. He was then to injured and/or personal issues with his parents and couldn't play the third year to defend his title .
Federer was the direct beneficiary and faced Roddick I'm the final for the fourth time.
Yes Roger won that wimby and that's another wimby for the record books......but the defending champion was not in that tournament.
I think on paper it looks beautiful for Fed but on paper it was a hollow win because the defending champion wasn't even in the tournament .