i will go on record right bloody well now and say that monte carlo, rome, and RG are in the bag in 2012.
and i dont rightly give a damn about anything else.
rest will take care of itself. the guy plays with the wrong hand, has been injured off and on since he was 17, and has still beei snatching slams since he was 18.
i dont know how much more we can ask of him. the game is becoming more demanding with each passing month, let alone year by year.
nobody will ever get a chance to win 7-8 french opens again. now that is immortality.
considerling the limitations due to the mechanics of his heavy topspin strokes, he has not exactly been miserable on quicker surfaces. he does not have the time he needs on quicker surfaces. he does what he can.
bottom line: only a fool will write him off. he is good for 4-5 more slams.