I've been thinking. the reason why Nadal is not dubbed or marked yet as a serious #1 player in the minds of many is because of his style of game. As he sits on the #1 throne a little bit longer, it may sink in the naysayers minds. But his style of game is so Muster-esque (tomas muster), where he tries so hard and seems to grunt for every point, that there hasn't been a smooth sort of easy going playing where he can tell the crowd that he is head and shoulders above the rest. no?