Originally Posted by Magnetite
It would have been sweeter if he beat Fed in the final, but it wasn't an 'empty' victory.
Nadal was playing lights out tennis, and his serve was the best it's ever been.
Where was that serve before and after? Nadal didn't win any of the lead up tournaments to the USO and that powerful serve disappeared just as soon as it became a factor at the USO. Nobody learns to serve bombs overnight. Even if we give credit for somehow doing that, which I did initially, how does it simply go away?