Originally Posted by pray-for-palestine-and-israel
federer would have won AO 2008 and 2011 and 12
US open 2009 2010 2011 2012 100% if it was as fast as it was in sampras' day
a slower Rg would have suited roger- he bagled dull at hamburg
on very slow clay 2005-2007 federer can beat nadal
basically federer should have at least 2 calender grand slams but homogenized surfaces screwed him over
I think low bounce was very important in that also, making Rafa's topspin shots less effective. That "Hamburg effect" could also be seen in last year's RG final. Rain lowered bounce and Nole took 3rd set.
Anyway, faster clay would also benefit Roger. Madrid's fast, low-altitude clay has been good for Fed. And Madrid's blue clay even better.