Originally Posted by Langers
For his next few matches he will be fine, but it's towards the end of this tournament where he may struggle. One thing's for certain though; Federer would have watched the match with a large grin.
I really doubt Federer was watching with a grin. Nadal has had his number on clay, Federer won't be grinning until he beats Nadal. By the way, I think that there's no way that Nadal will be more tired than Federer in the Finals, or at least it's premature to assume that. Look at the draws. I mean, Nadal's draw doesn't really look too tough until the Finals. Maybe Lleyton can scratch him a bit, maybe Monfils or Blake will too... but they won't beat him and they won't really have a shot. Federer, on the other hand, will probably breeze through Berdych, but than have a tough bout with Robredo, and then possibly be eliminated before he even gets to the Finals by either Gaudio, Davydenko, or Nalbandian... I mean, Nalbandian will likely be the guy to meet Fed in the semis, and Nalbandian/Nadal/Fed are the favorites, so... Fed, if he gets to the Finals, will have plenty of time spent on court.