Nadal was fine in Hamburg, it was Madrid where he was out for the count.
no Rock, I'm talking about Hamburg that was played right after Rome and Rome was played in 5 sets. Rafa won in Rome but Fed got him back in Hamburg. Rafa lost the final set 6:0, but Nadal was so tired. still fair win by Fed, but Nadal lost it because he was completely out of gas since the tournament started.
btw, I forgot about Madrid 2009, when Rafa and djokovic played that crazy match in semis for so long and Fed showed in the final and punished wasted Nadal.
I think prime Fed and Nole are very good on clay and I wouldn't even get into discussion who is better because it is close. no point. Didn't baby Djok win a set against Fed back in Rome, what was it 2006,Nole was only 19yo I think?
sorry my memory sucks. I know I can check out stats at the ATP site, just too lazy.