Originally Posted by BackhandMissile
A lot of people seem to automatically assume that Federer and Nadal WILL meet at Roland Garros and Wimbledon (has happened for 2 consecutive years now) but for all we know, they might not meet at a Grand Slam for the rest of the year.
Federer was pushed to the edge by Andreev at the USO and Berdych in Australia, and Nadal seemed to have a few tight moments at the USO (before losing to Murray), not to mention the 5-setter vs Verdasco in Australia.
In other words, they're both beatable, Federer more on clay, Nadal more on grass. A couple of hungry players in good form could make the difference here.
Of course, and I hope they won't meet again.
But it may happen, that's for sure, as clay and especially grass are better surfaces for them than for their best competitors (except that Djokovic is quite good on grass).