Originally Posted by VP
If Rafa plays like that, he'll beat Novak
Nah. Nadal's game is tailor made to annoy Federer (left hander, high top spin balls to his singlehanded backhand). Rafa won't have it so easy against Djokovic (just like Djokovic won't have it so easy against Federer as he enjoys playing Nadal) and who plays a different game and can trade him shot for shot from the baseline... whereas with Federer, you feel the longer the rally goes on, the sooner he makes yet another unforced error.
Rafa won't have the opportunity to play like 'that' against Djokovic, as his six consecutive losses indicate. Djokovic is an even better mover around the court than Federer and himself maybe, Nadal's been given a taste of his own medicine in his previous matches against him by making an unforced error because Novak's made him hit that extra shot or two.
Plus Djokovic has no obvious weak side when it comes to trading groundstrokes, whereas Nadal knows how to dominate Federer and pressure him into making mistakes by attacking his backhand.
If Djokovic wins, he's going to be the favorite to win the tournament yet again.