Originally Posted by Candide
Not so. If Nadal was a better hard court player he'd have met Federer many more times in other GS finals but because he's not he just doesn't make it that far. Ironically his weakness is interpreted as a strength by the true believers here who hold on to the illusory grail of "H2H" stats as proof of divine intervention rather than a quirk of statistical probability. I did quite well in school by the way.
Nadal beat Federer in this year's Australian Open. Federer blew match points against Djokovic to face Nadal in both the 2010 and 2011 US Opens. Recently, it's been Federer not getting to the stage to meet Nadal.