Even though we all know the outcome of the final I must say there are a couple of postives that Fed got from this final. If anyone noticed he busted out some new shots against Nadal specifically his cross court backhand that had a very extreme angle. I have never seen federer hit this shot so many times in one rally. It really was a deadly shot that he should have used more. Fed also learned to not rely on his slice too often and seem to me to have more confidence in his backhand than ever before. I can confidently say that feds backhand is now better than his forehand. Fed must have worked so hard on his backhand that he didn't practice his forehand enough. Feds service speed has greatly increased as well especially towards the end of the match. All of these should translate into an even more dominant player once wimbledon and the us open come along if Fed recovers from his mental beatdown. Ps roddick will play fed in the final or semi of wimbledon depending on the seedings.