Federer has not even been challenged, let alone threatened. As crazy as I thought this may have sounded 2 weeks ago, I'm actually hoping that Raphel Nadal can make it to the finals. At least that would be a novelty act, that is, it might be able to hold one's interest (albeit for probably only a set and a half). The point being: Mario Ancic (very good player) was supposedly a possible challenge, if not a threat to Fed; a top 10 seed and the last guy to be Fed at Wimbledon. Same ol' story: Fed in straights, 4, 4 and 4. Baghdatis? You just know that as feisty and competitive as he is, he's not a threat to Fed on grass over 5 sets. Hewitt? Same as Marco, but doesn't have the overall goods to take 3 out of 5 sets from Federer. Jonas? Good S&V player but his mid-30-ish "pins" (legs)? Can't see him hangin' around too much longer. Radek? Again, good player; but not Wimbledon champion material. Same with Jarkko. I'll catch heat for this, but it almost seems like there are a number (not all) of players who seem content to make a "nice/comfortable top 5-10 living" and leave it at that. Yeah, I'm maybe oversimplifying things and yes, it may be born out of frustration that the men's game really doesn't have much going for it at the top, i.e. beyond Fed and Nadal. That is, when a special champion came along and "raised the bar" so to speak, it seemed that the game would be all the more better because that challenge would usually be taken up by more than one other player seeking to match the new "high watermark" champion. Navratilova for example, raised the bar with her 'physical-fitness' and the Evert's, Austins et al at least attempted to take up the challenge by addressing their respective fitness levels. Outside of Rafa, I don't really see it. Marat's in limbo; Hewitt's married. David Nalbandian (that cow!) is a prime example of this. Coasting along, top 5 player......a couple of big wins here and there (e.g. vs. Fed in Shanghai) to keep his high ranking.....but not REALLY making the attempt to knock (or at least honestly) challenge Federer. Even some former #1's themselves were guilty of settling into the comfort zone; Moya and Kafelnikov come to mind. So, to that end, like him or not, Nadal it seems, is the only top tier player possessing enough gumption to refuse to hand Federer his #1 ranking unchallenged. Again, I never thought I'd be saying this 2 weeks ago, especially about a grass court final, but I do hope (for curiousity's sake) Nadal makes the final; because the "other" men on tour are just doormats for Federer and that would make the Wimby finals a foregone conclusion, i.e. not worth watching other than the fact that it IS the Wimbledon finals. If not Nadal, then, the 2006 Wimbledon Finals could read: Roger Federer vs. a comfortable, millionaire "satisfied" doormat. JMO.