Losing to Nadal on clay is not a big deal, everyone loses to him. He lost to Noserer @ wimby because he was sick, no big deal as well. However, being beat by Mandy in a fucking slam final on hard court is a huge fiasco. Nole must still be mad over that one. Should have really won that match.
he lost again federer with back problems and with 31 years old........
and nadal had the lucky that just in the beginning of the clay season and in montecarlo in where a victory of nole would be destroyed nadal confidence ( even worst than his lost against the star of tennis lukas rosol) that nole`s grandpa death and thats affects very much nole in montecarlo and all the clay season , by the way his lucky in roland garros with the rain when nole had all the momentum and nadal was on the ropes.
very lucky this nadal
if we talking of sick , nadal in 2008 had the lucky that federer had the mono in the beginning of the year and that affects all his 2008 with horribles perfomances all the year.