Originally Posted by tenniswiz
Remember that at Rome (faster clay court than RG) Federer had a very good chance of beating Rafa. I believe AO is even slightly faster than Rome so that's to Federer's advantage. But we need to wait and see if both of them will make it to the final.
Remember that Dubai and Miami, where Rafa beat Roger, are faster than the AO.
According to Hewitt, the AO was even slower than Roland Garros, this year. They're using much slower balls. In the night sessions, the courts are even slower.