At the end of Federer's first round match at the Australian Open a fawning interviewer asked about his kids and if he had bought coach Stefan Edberg a birthday present - no, by the way, the privilege of knocking up with 'King Roger' was enough of a present apparently.
We should be appreciative of Federer though, because we will never see anything like him again. The fact he can still compete for slams ever after the erosion of his physical skills is really a greater testament to the natural talent he has than the period of time when he was dominating the tour.
However I don't think Gael's fit enough to beat the best yet.
This is a H2H that requires more examination. All three matches were best-of-5 matches taking place in France (2 FO, 1 DC) and two of those matches went five sets. Gael knows he can't be a clown against Ferrer.
I'm picking Ferrer in 3. Gael is not physically ready for this match.
Andy Murray: 2012 Olympic gold and silver medalist. US Open Champ. Wimbledon champ. Never been prouder of him.
The Brian Baker Story. Proof that truth is stranger than fiction... until Hollywood buys the rights and proceeds to keep screwing the script up.