We were also a few points away from talking about Delpo as a 2-Slam winner - semis of RG 2009 were just as tight and decided by a few points as the USO final later that year. It works both ways. Delpo was as much in control of the first three sets in Paris as Federer in New York - perhaps even more so since Federer didn't get a single break point until the fourth set.
Soderling would have been the favourite in such a final for sure. Del Po had serious endurance issues back then.