RAFA2005RG- You made some good points in you're previous two posts about why the French final was so crucial to Rafa. I can see you're point on why he may have had some doubt, given his clay experiences with Nole in 2011. I still maintain my position however that Nole has had bigger opportunities besides that match. Nadal has only lost the one match (Soderling) on that court in his career and he had also had a great 2012 clay court showing leading into the French (he was the favorite-by all accounts) This was a huge opportunity to win another slam and the career slam (Nole) but there were previous milestones (like the world #1 Wimbledon match) that were maybe more important to him.
2012 U.S Open Men's Singles Champion, 2012 Olympic Gold Men's Singles Champion, 2013 Wimbledon Men's Singles Champion...