Originally Posted by Mike Sams
Nadal needs 5 sets to take out Federer off clay, barring their AO 2012 meeting which easily could've gone to 5 sets. It's not a stroll in the park by any means. And Murray is a completely different player to the corpse Nadal beat up at the 2011 USO. You're going to see that the next time they meet on hardcourts. Murray stomped him in their last meeting. Nadal took 4 points in that final set.
Del Potro is also going to provide a very stern challenge now that he's regained his form. Not fully but he's getting there.
Nadal also didn't choke AO 2012. He was lucky even to take the match to a 5th set. He was down 3-4 and 0-40 in the 4th set. It was a miracle he even managed to get it to 5 sets which showed his warrior mentality. Regardless Djokovic still broke his serve twice back despite being 2-4 down in the 5th and shattered Nadal's dreams yet again.
No point trying to have a meaningful discussion with 90's ****. He thinks Federer is a complete mug and completely unworthy of surpassing Godpras.
Which is of course preposterous.