darkness was not his best friend?
fed lost wimbledon in epic fashion. his main rival took it away from him.
this year, nadal kept what he always had as his own turf.
And is it Federer's fault that he had two different "turfs" for himself at both Wimbledon and the USOpen as opposed to Nadal who has dominated the one in Paris?
I always believed and still believe that Federer is a better Hard court player than Grass courter. Federer defended his own turf in 2008, he won the USopen beating Djokovic and Murray and lost his "other" turf at Wimbledon 7-9 in the fifth. Nadal got his ass handed to him by Djokovic in a four setter in which not even one set went to even twelve games. Go figure.
I do think Nadal's 2011 will pip Federer 2008, though it doesnt matter much - neither player will really want to remember this year. But to say Nadal kept his turf is not the reason. Federer did too. But Nadal was more consistent throughout the year and didnt lose to many mugs before the USO like Federer did in 2008.