I randomly stumbled upon this blog, which from what I can gather, is put together by a number of athletes and coaches from a US swim club that are competing in Beijing. From one of the entries:
"We were eating yesterday (of course free McDonald's) and the entire DREAM TEAM walked in. I got too meet Lebron, Jason Kidd, Melo and Kobe. One hour later, I see Ana Ivanovic and Nadal just walking around the village!!!!!"
Dudes. Count it. That's FIVE exclamation points. That means it's for serious. That's in addition to this AFP report discussing their observations of Roger and Rafa in Beijing:
"The contrast between the two camps could not be more striking as Nadal joked with Ana Ivanovic and Tommy Robredo at Olympic Green while Federer stalked off to the showers."
It is still the official position of Forty Deuce that this is a totally innocent, yet rare, friendship between a WTA player and an ATP player. But it is curious...