according to your logic, nadal got also lucky at uso 2010 and rg 2011...
In 2011 Roland Garros, Nadal was the favorite to win Roland Garros. Nadal didn't get lucky
In 2009 Roland Garros, Nadal was the HUGE favorite to win Roland Garros, and Federer got mighty lucky by not having to play him (especially as its the ONLY year Nadal has lost a match there). Federer only won 4 games in the 2008 Roland Garros final.
I don't remember who the favorite was to win 2010 US Open. Was a fairly wide-open race, and Nadal ended up beating Dj, the 2011 winner. Definitely earned it.
Fed is a greater player than Nadal and better in every sense.Sorry but it's true
Being 5 years older helps. Talk when Nadal is 30+, if you can still talk that is. It's quite amazing that Nadal this year, on the verge of turning 26 can win his 7th Roland Garros title - and own the record on his own. He can also win his 20th Masters shield - and own the record on his own. Nadal is far ahead of schedule.