More than anything, the fact that he's pulled off so many close escapes testifies to his mental strength. That is not luck at all. So I don't see how it could be all down to luck. I am not even his fan.
Only a blind Rafa tard could say that "it's all down to luck". Of course it isn't.
The discussion is rather "how much" luck counts in this case.
My personal opinion is that luck doesn't have much to do with it and it would have happened the way it all happened maybe a bit later (if he misses this return against Federer f.e.) in different circumstances, but it would have happened anyway. It was pretty much obvious that the guy is closing the gap with a solid pace, so there is no supririse.
I was just noting that there haven't been much GS winners going through what he went through.
Rafa's 2009 AO was almost as hard, Verdasco in 5 epic sets, then Federer, but he pretty much never was hanging on a do or die kind of point anywhere.
Federer's RG was hanging on this inside out FH against Haas, which was the point which (metaphorically) brought him the tittle, but these are the couple examples i remember at first sight and both are not even close to what Nole had to overcome in these 4 matches i mention.
In the last probably 30 slams, these are the moments i can remember, maybe i'm missing smth dramatic in some of Fedals at Wimby, or the 16-14 Wimby of Roger against Roddick, but it's still a very interesting fact i'm just noting.
It's just like stating - "Rafa is the first 3 times in a row runner up at GSs in history".
This doesn't mean someone is trolling Rafa, or anything, it's just stating an interesting fact.