Think Fed may see similarities between him and Rafa now - being written off on their best surfaces and still wanting to show they've got it. Sweet.The world number one saw off Novak Djokovic in Paris as he continued his dominance of the clay-court tournament. Federer, who has won 10 of 33 career meetings with Nadal, described his old adversary's achievements as "gigantic" and said is pleased to see Nadal bounce back from a number of defeats on clay in recent weeks.
"Of course I was really happy for him. What he's proving on clay year after year is gigantic," he said. "You only can raise your hat to him. For me Rafa was the favourite before the tournament. Only afterwards did everyone say 'it was clear that he would win the French Open'. "They said he can't play tennis because he lost two matches on clay and therefore I think it's nice that he showed it to everyone again."