Paris: Roger Federer hailed Rafael Nadal's barnstorming return to duty as "amazing" on Friday before turning his attentions to his own ironman efforts which see him playing in a 54th consecutive Grand Slam.
Nadal, bidding for an unprecedented eighth French Open title, is the overwhelming favourite, having won six titles in eight finals since resuming his career after a seven-month injury lay-off.
"His level of play compares to what he's done always. I think the results show how good he's playing. It's nice to see him so strong," said Federer who got a close-up of that strength in a Rome Masters final mauling last weekend.