Originally Posted by Prisoner of Birth
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.
But Fed is getting older and I definitely think he will have to beat Djoko, Murray, Berd, Nadal in slams next year. He was very lucky in 2009 at RG. He's not gonna have that luck often especially now that Djoko and maybe Murray have become more consistent.