Originally Posted by edmondsm
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.
Yes losing to those players at the same ages the so called hard court Federer was losing to Mirnyi, Nalbandian, Haas, and Nalbandian in the round of 16 stager or earlier at the U.S Open, not making his first U.S Open quarterfinal until he was 23 (Nadal made his at 20). Thanks for playing.