This is such bull....
As somebody else already said : Get over it !
The roof :
For the past few years, everybody has been screaming for a roof at the USO..
Can't imagine what would happen, if they actually put a roof on AA, and Fed would have the audacity to win the title...
Of course it would be OK for Rafa, Novak, or Andy to win under a roof.
At the AO, they have been playing under the roof for years, and this stupid argument never came up...
As to Nadal not being there :
Tough sh.. ! It was up to him to make it to the final, and he didn't...
Again, it is blamed on the roof... To that, I can only say, that if Rafa truly was the gifted tennis player some people make him to be, with the mental strength he supposedly has, he should have beaten a player ranked 100... indoors or outdoors . He didn't....
Sweetheart draws : On paper, Fed's draw really looked easy..
But then again, Benneteau, and Malisse made him work hard, especially Benneteau, and in the semis, he had to deal with Novak, who supposedly was a shoo-in to defend the title..
In the end, both Roger and Andy had pretty similiar stats befor the final, both lost 4 sets, but Roger had a tough 5 set match with Benneteau, whereas Andy advanced in straights, or in 4 set matches.
And neither one was hampered by rain delays, having to play on succesive days..
Andy had a few hours less rest because he played and won his semifinal after Roger's, but that surely wasn't a factor.
In the championship match, after Fed got the break back in the first set, I fully expected him to go into "Terminator" mode, win the set in a tie break, and the run away with the match, as he did before with Murray. As we know, that did not happen..
In the end, he had to fight hard, and come up with some of his best tennis, to win this match.
Kudos to Murray for really making it a contest this time, had he managed to win the 2nd set, I think he would have gone on to win the match.