Interesting post-match stuff from Fed and Rafa:
"Rafa's and my clay court seasons are decided at the French Open, and not before," the 28-year-old Federer said.
"It's unfortunately -- or fortunately -- like that. If we win all the tournaments like Rafa now and then go out in the first round of the French, everything will be questioned."
Nadal, who became the first player to win a hat-trick of claycourt Masters Series titles in one year, was not prepared to endorse Federer's views.
"Well, that's a respectable opinion that I don't share," the Spaniard said defeating the Swiss 6-4 7-6.
"And not because I have won the three (Masters) leading up to it, which some might think, but because I think it is unfair to think the whole clay season is decided by one tournament."
A fun argument, really. But their two different perspectives sure do underline their respective careers. There's a reason Rafa has 18 Masters Shields: He actually takes the smaller tournaments seriously week-by-week. Fed's focus is obviously the Slams.
Nothing new, and unfortunately, I probably fall in Fed's camp on this one. But it's kinda fun to see them disagree.