If you take away the matches Nadal played vs Federer this year, I think Nadal has had a better year than Federer.
Nadal's level from match-to-match has been more impressive, and I think he'll finish #1 this year.
Just didn't play great vs Federer.
He's got the kind of face that suggests he enjoys trolling his fans. Look at that grin as he's about to serve: he knows he's about to choke away a winnable match, he accepts it, and he relishes the disappointment he creates. And there's no one better in the role.
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.
Nadal "Sampras, Ivanisevic match. or one between those kind of players, is not enjoyable. It's not really tennis. it is a few swings of the racquet. For me in the past it was just serve. serve". arrogance.
clay excluded. successive win 0. If grass and a hard are fast. Like Sampras era. Nadal is able to win only with clay. power of defense and muscles. boring ugly. All the surface is slow now.
fake time-out. cheat. gamesmanship. too noisy annoying always. excuse. boycotts threatened. always dissatisfaction cry complaints. dissatisfaction to schedule. selfish two-year ranking. bump to player. ugly protest. always exaggerated appeal of self condition. etc. overrated by fanatic arrogant blind fan