Originally Posted by The_Order
But he never beat Nadal to get it.
Nadal on the other hand has beaten his arse at Wimbledon and the AO twice.
This is why Roger crumbled and tanked the matches against Novak, knowing that if he had to face Rafa in the final he was going to lose to him at USO as well. That kind of thing is too much to bear for sir Rogi.
And Nadal was simply not good enough to deny Federer a FO title. Federer was there in RG 09 final, while Nadal was gone fishing.