All the know-it-alls thought it was such a bright idea that Federer skipped the entire clay season including Roland Garros, and ridiculed those who thought otherwise. Well, those ridiculed knew all along that playing only 3 slams puts Federer at a disadvantage when his main slam-count rival is playing all four. Nadal didn't follow Federer's stupid lead, and is now only 2 matches away from 18. We Federer fans now have to spend the next several days on pins and needles, hoping and praying that Nole or Isner (won't even name that other player) saves the day. Ugh.