Re: Implications of Federer vs Rafa 2011 AO, what does it mean for the winner?
24-year-old No. 1 beating a 29-year-old means jack, but the Rafa Slam would be an astonishing achievement whomever he beat. 29-year-old making the final indicates weakness in the rest of Nadal's generation. Federer winning wouldn't mean much either, beyond proving once again what an amazing pleyer he is.
"There is no such thing as 'the world'." - Enoch Powell.