Originally Posted by veroniquem
In a best of 3, sure. In a best of 5, anywhere else than grass, that's very questionable.
Federer didn't have to beat Nadal to win the FO. He may not have to beat Djokovic either if he's gonna have to win a Hardcourt Slam. Not saying he will, but it's definitely possible. And it's not like Federer didn't have matchpoints against Djokovic at US Open 2011 & 2010.