I give Fed credit but Im not giving him nearly too much at all. .. He's been good.. But not good to the point where he has been overly impressive. Certainly nowhere near where he used to be.. And you can rest assured if Nadal was healthy Fed at this level would be the current #2 in the world. Fed wouldnt get away playing at a lower level if he had to deal with Nadal at the slams. He would have lost Wimbeldon, RG, AND Today playing Nadal.
Okay. Point taken, but I think you're overrating Nadal here - know what, you just can't play someone in a GS final who fails to show up there.
If anything alot of the credit should go to Del Potro and Nadal for being injury plagued and letting Fed have free reign. They are the only ones with balls to beat Federer and now bow down
Staying healthy and fit is part of the game.
A lot of it has to do with proper scheduling and of course, playing style. Of course there is the luck-factor as well, and yes, I admit that Federer has indeed been lucky with having a bod like he apparently has.