First of all, he has the body type that is required for the new game, crush and run. Djokovic and Federer both move beautifully, but in terms of compression, only Fed, on a day of his choosing, even comes close. Now we now know, that Nadal, carefully and slowly, has improved his serve to the point that it is ALMOST a weapon on a good day. Not always, but it has a little bit of a bite now. No longer a weakness to feed on. But where this guy has SIGNIFICANTLY improved, is his backhand. He has snap, whereas before it was a world class bunt. It is ALMOST, where his forehand is now. He has improved it so much, I can hardly believe it. The reason Mlle Federer tanked the third, is because for the first time, Nadal ran him ragged. All because the backhand, which used to be the spot where Federer could at least pause and rest a bit, has now improved to the point where it is not that much of an option any more. For a rest that is. I have to say, it was great to see Mlle having to run from side to side, in the manner in which he/she torments people and has, for quite a few years. No question in my mind, unless Federer hits the chalk on every serve at Wimbledon, there is no way he EVER beats Nadal again, on any surface. Not with the way Nadal can run him now. No way. Backcourt bullies like Agassi and Federer wuss out big time, when someone pulls their take the ball early and locate ON THEM. I used to love watching Pete Sampras beat the canary legged Agassi at his own game. Never like Sampras much, but liked the tinsel town fake Agassi even less. And it was great to see him try and scramble for a game or two, before he knew the jig was up.