First a disclosure: I honestly like both guys but perhaps Nadal a little more for his perseverance. That said I think I am fair minded. But did Fed really play better comparing to his recent time or Nadal play worse? I think it's the latter case. Fed played more or less with the same usual inconsistency, unreliable bh, and rarely amazing shots. But Nadal just quit retrieving a lot of ball and hit alot of easy short balls. It's usually very hard for anyone to win Nadal at the net or out-ralley him. Not sure what happened.