http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/blogs/2011-01-21/201101211295565890172.html Does this make sense? Sure Nadal is playing great at the moment, he's lost only five games I believe. But seriously, compare the quality of players Fed and Nadal faced. Lacko and Daniel are in the same class, although Lacko managed to bagel Nadal (sick or not sick we dont know). Simon is several classes above Sweeting though. In all honesty I dont think anyone can debate against that. He takes Fed to five, and all of a sudden nadal is a favorite because he beat a guy ranked outside the top 100. What now? he beats Bernard Tomic and is suddenly the best guy in the tourney? For the record: I dont feel that either Nadal or Federer are the top guys at this tourney. Murray is a contended like it or not, and guys like Soderling and Berdych are dangerous. My point: To early to tell who's the man to beat, and I certainly would not put my cards on Nadal who is beating guys barely if not outside of the top 100.