2004-Roger Federer defeats Shandi Dick Rod in four sets. The match was close but it was never really in doubt, despite what some say. A good dramtic encounter.
Bullshit. I'm sure you weren't saying that when Roddick was up a break in the third and looking like the better player headed into the rain delay.
Their H2H had not yet become so wildly lopsided, and Federer's dominance was only just underway, so belief hardly seemed an issue at the time. Besides, Federer himself has admitted multiple times that he was fortunate to have had a break.
On another note, I agree with those who say that the 2007 final was superior to 2008 in terms of quality. People vastly overrate the '08 meeting because of the script, but the actual tennis was all over the place compared to its precedent.