Originally Posted by zagor
If he meant it that way then he should have said it that way, every match counts regardless of conditions. I could say Nadal beating Fed on high bouncing outdoor surface has no bearing on how he'll do against Fed indoors (or even pre-2002 fast grass) but it would still be ridiculous of me to say that their matches in say Miami or Monte Carlo shouldn't count.
Well I'd have to watch his commentary of that match again to remember the context in which he said it, its been a while. I don't think he meant it as you are taking it though, maybe you are overly defensive when it comes to Federer vs Nadal.
I watch Cahill every day during the majors and his commentary is usually fair to every player, he compliments all the top players profusely and speaks with admiration of their strengths.