Originally Posted by mdhubert
It's not quite the same, because here I'm taking into acount the fact that he's really dominating the game outside GS. It's pretty unlikely but, if he won Rome, Monte Carlo and RG that would be amazing and a reference point in the game. And it's still possible, whatever the Spanish and South American worshipers say. Fed needs challenges, it's not his rivalry against Rod and Hewitt, and even Safin, that will push him forward. It's another kind of challenge.
Basically all you wanted in reality was an excuse to gloat about how good Federer is at the moment, this is obvious. You have form for this on more than one occasion.
Considering that RG is the pinnacle of the clay season and the other TMS events have been mentioned in that particular thread, which highlights his respective strengths and weaknesses on the surface and how those particular losses on clay and the Hamburg wins are part of it.
It's not a bad thread you should read it some time.
But some could see it as also damaging the game, because, you like it or not, the fact that the clay season is usually dominated by "other" players boosts the interest in a given period of the season.
What excuse will you come up with when he loses a match on clay this season? I actually enjoy claycourt tennis and I don't give a crap about domination, like in 04 the rubbish going on comparing Coria to Borg, now we have you going that people are only interested in the clay season, because Federer doesn't dominate.