For all the haters who say Fed benefited of clown opponents in RG 2009, why couldn't Nole benefit of such a weak draw?
Oh yeah, he lost to clay legend Kohlshreiber... while Nadal was being spanked by Soderling. Also, after this year I am not buying the "injured excuse" anymore. Clearly Nadal was injured this year at RG (don't tell me he got such a serious injury playing 2 matches in Halle and 2 at Wimbledon), and still managed to win losing only one set in the final. Therefore I think he could have easily won in 2009 if he hadn't met a red-hot Soderling who simply outplayed him.
In 2009, Nadal was poor for his standarts but still excellent and better than a lot of RG's champions in the last 20 years.
Without Soderling, i'm 95% certain he would have won the title.
Davydenko in quarter? No fitness, no mental toughness
Gonzalez in semis? Gonzalez was great but on clay with a backhand so weak he wouldn't have any chance.
Federer in final? Easy, considering the swiss's level of play this tournament.
Imagine the Nadal 2011 in the 4th round against an opponent who plays excellent like Soderling in 2009. I bet he would have lose too.