Originally Posted by LleytonMonfils
9 of those wins are on clay, so those stats are very misleading. federer didn't play anything close to the current form he has at the aussie open last year. not even close.
Fed and Nadal have met on 3 occasions on outdoor hardcourts.
In 2004, Nadal beat Fed 6-3 6-3 on an outdoor hardcourt as an 18 year old.
In 2005, Nadal choked against Fed in 5 sets. Rafa led 2 sets to 0 and was 401 up in the 3rd, then also had a minibreak in the 3rd set tb. Fed was never in the match until Rafa choked.
In 2006, Rafa pwned Roger in the Dubai final.
The choke aside, Federer has never beaten Rafa on an outdoor hardcourt.