Would Federer still have won? Or would Nadal have beaten him? Many people proposed that rebound ace and especially the kind of surface used in the current AO suits best for Nadal's game and his wicked top spin. So frankly, do you think Nadal's absence helped Federer? Or it did not matter and still Federer would have won? I am raising this question for curiosity and I myself do not know the answer to this? I am too happy that Federer won, but had the scenario been a bit different (Nadal's participation in AO), would the tournament progress and the outcome have entirely changed? Please tell your kind opinions.