Just wow.Rafa beat the King of grass and then world number 1 in the greatest match of all time on grass to win the title in 2008. That says something. Had he not been seeded according to an arbitrary formula, which has now been discontinued, who knows how many Wimbledon titles he would have won?
Sooooo Nadal could have won more Wimbledons if he hadn't faced the particular journeymen that he faced. He could've had different journeymen to play against which would increase his chances of beating them and moving on. More gold for Rafa at Wimby! He was robbed!
Let me guess. 2018? Maybe. I doubt it. Even if you push for that you're pretty much relying on Federer and Djokovic to wear one another out because one of them was making it to the final. Djokovic already proved he was capable in the real edition and Federer has had Nadal's number for years off clay. Admittingly Federer wasn't playing well enough to guarantee a win over Nadal. Fed wasn't 100% in the 2nd half of the match. A different opponent on a different court and that injury most likely never happens.
With or without the rabbit hole stuff, Nadal probably loses 2018 imo, formula or no formula. 2019? Pick your poison. Fedovic blocking the way. The rest of the years don't have a case at all. The formula has NEVER kept Nadal from winning Wimbledon with the exception of maybe 2018. Even that's on very shaky legs.