Originally Posted by Mustard
It really is deceptive to just look at the scorelines of Borg vs. Vilas clay-court matches. They played a very similar style and had epic rallies, it's just that Borg was usually a bit better at everything. This resulted in one-sided scorelines, but they certainly didn't feel like thrashings. Nadal and Federer do not have similar gamestyles.
Nadal has rarely trashed Federer on clay.