Nadal said the right thing to the media whether he means it or not (I do think he sincerely likes Fed tho) because even if he makes a statement like "I really hope Fed makes it" it would be misconstrued.
If Federer does not qualify it will be a disaster for the organisers. A look at the practice courts during last years WTF tells you all you need to know. Federer attracted the biggest crowds with Murray next, whilst the rest went unnoticed.
Last edited by Tiebreak100; 10-12-2013 at 12:27 AM.