I think the general perception is that Federer can't beat Nadal at RG because of the BH abuse. No matter what Fed did, it wasn't good enough but a large majority of them also think it was because Fed choked.
What do you think? Was it always mission impossible for Fed to beat Nadal at RG since 2005?
I think it was mission impossible for Roger.
Here are reasons.
First of all, we have some other examples where some players are trying to abuse flaws of other players but not always its successuful.Why some other ppl are not trying to use Roger BH vs him? Other lefties?
Because they dont have quality for that.
Rafa is ATG player, with ATG game, with ATG forehand and almost all other shots.All of that + Rogers bh + clay as Rafaels fav surface + 3 of 5 format = Rogers not possible to win him at RG.
I mean, we saw that Rafa was better even on HC against Roger untill 2017 (which we can take as exception and not the constantity)
.I think H2H on HC slams are still on Rafael side...
Even on grass young Rafa played 3 WB finals in a row with peak Fed on his surface and have decent 2-1, where one of his losses went to 5 sets...So its mix of Rafas quality and Rogers bh outside of clay, and on clay those 2 factors + clay factor
We could see that prime/peak Novak couldnt beat prime/peak Rafa 3 years at Roland Garros and his play style is much more dangerous for Rafa, and he ofc is ATG player him self.
I honestly think its safe to say that Rafa at RG (when he is healthy) is the closest thing to invincible in all sports, ever.