Originally Posted by Bobby Jr
You can't have it both ways.
And I didn't say anywhere that Federer suffered from mono all year - I said he "had almost an entire year affected by mono" which is fact. If you get off on the wrong foot the comeback is harder - even once you're past the illness. It makes it comparatively easier for others around you. If it's even in subtle and minor ways, that's usually the difference between being champ or not quite.
I guess his mono only flared up when Nadal beat him at RG and beat him in the Wimby final. Fed himself said he was over the mono long before he lost to Nadal.
And you didn't answer my question. Do you think Fed would have beaten Nadal at RG that year even if he had't been sick?