I watched Nadal beat Ferrer, and had to admire Ferrer's game even in defeat. It is an awesome all court game that has a sound strategy. He drop shotted Nadal a lot and ended up getting nice points at net. The drop shot strategy is actually pretty good because it gets tiring chasing those things down. The problem is that Nadal is in God Mode, and the drop shots do not really take effect until a 4th or 5th set against a person as insanely fit as Nads. So in a 3 set tournie, it's not going to happen, but I have a feeling Ferrer probably left the court feeling pretty good about his Monte Carlo performance. Just from seeing that strategy executed against Nadal, it made me happy to see that it was working and can be effective. Ferrer provided quite a battle for Nadal even in a straight set loss. Is it crazy to think that a younger up and comer with more power could not utilize this strategy quite well? For anyone that thinks Nadal is an all courter, you need to watch the Monte Carlo finals to see Ferrer play.