Originally Posted by NadalAgassi
2011, no way. Djokovic was way too good at that event, and spanked Federer in the semis. The result wouldnt have been different on any slower hard court, in fact had it been a very fast hard court that day Djokovic likely would have even won given the form of both players.
2009 is doubtful at best as well. Federer hasnt beaten Nadal in a best of 5 match since 2007 now, and even that one (on grass) he won barely.
I also fail to see the logic rebound ace greatly benefits Federer compared to plexicushion or plexicushion greatly favors Djokovic. Rebound ace was most certainly not a fast surface either, and it was higher bouncing than plexicushion.
No he wouldve won 2011. Rebound Ace is slow and low. It allowed fed to take side steps and hit a huge forehand on and off whenever he wanted. Plus that surface took slices wonderfully so it was right into fed's repertoire. Djokovic would really have to bend down to pick up those slices and it would be a sitter for fed. Nadal's topspin would not have kicked up as high allowed fed to be more offensive