Not so much into trends, but this one seems to be ongoing. Ferrer seems to be good enough to beat most any challengers he encounters on clay. But when it comes to finals, he always loses to Nadal pretty handedly. Before the clay season started I always knew ferrer was an incredibly good clay court player, but now it's becoming redundant, what happens in the third act. Granted if Ferrer wasn't in the finals, I can't see anyone to threaten Nadal. For some reason the last two clay seasons (including this one) have become absolutely boring to watch. There is no drama, no doubt, or anticipation. This isn't Federer dominating hard courts during his prime. He would have random stray cats who would beat him and you never felt he was invincible. Nadal on the other hand feels bulletproof. It seems like he's been this way for the past few years and it's continuing. I'm a firm believer in nothing lasts forever, but I can't see anything bucking this trend unless Nadal gets injured or fatigued anytime soon. Don't want that to happen too, but I'm just yearning for some exciting clay tournies. Nobody can touch this guy at the moment, he's too good.