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Old 01-16-2013, 10:01 AM   #45
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Originally Posted by dudeski View Post
I am glad you finally stopped pretending being Federer's fan.
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Originally Posted by edmondsm View Post
Nadal basically got his USO the same way Fed got his FO. Just hang in there long enough until the perennial champ finally falters. The difference being Federer was actually the 2nd best clay player since 2005. You can't say the same for Nadal on hardcourts.....and Federer's draw at the 09' FO was not cupcake at all.
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Overall 3rd best since 2005, sure. But Federer was 2nd best on clay by tournament format by virtue of making the final every year before he actually won the French. The same cannot be said for Nadal on HC.
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Sorry but, no. More like Nadal had the ability to LOSE to anyone on hardcourts for many years while barely gutting out wins. Just look at his record. Losses to Blake, Youzney, Ferrer at the USO. He was just finally able to survive enough abuse on his body to claim a couple hardcourt slams.

All the while Federer was making every FO final. And his 2009 there was certainly tough, having to get through Monfils, Delpo, and then Soderling who took out Nadal and ended up making the final again.

Nadal's form was great at the 2011 USO, but his draw was incredibly lucky. Getting Novak after he had played a 5 setter with Fed along with a 5 setter early in the tourney was the icing on the cake.
Agree with all these points.
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