Originally Posted by 6-1 6-3 6-0
It's not looking good for Federer. If Nadal can tie Sampras this year, Nadal will have 14 (or 15) slams at the age of 27. And then Nadal can win Roland Garros for the next five years AT LEAST, taking him to 19-20 slams. All Federer will be able to do is try to retain his QF streak. Looks like a Santoro-like end for Federer... (although Santoro was more skilled than Federer)
You really think Nadal can already be as good as Sampras in Roland Garros, by losing to a Gallos Blanco-like player in the second round? That would be mighty impressive, but I honestly think we'll have to wait a bit longer to see him posting such results on clay.
Of course, should he draw Rosol, all bets are off, obviously...