When u look at that draw,u see a lot of good players but on the other hand,at that time Federer surely loved that situation.Del Potro was a rookie on grass,Safin was in a slump,got a walkover over Haas,Ferrero in quarters wasn`t that tough and Gasquet was tired after the 5 setter over Roddick.
I don't care about the variables; there are variables in every slam (it's a Champion's job to overcome them). I'm merely pointing out the relative strength of the field on paper. Compare that with any of Nole's (or Federer's, I'm not saying his are any harder - but that the field as a whole isn't stronger) draws from the Slams this year. If anything, this era is weaker
than the previous one, IMO.