Both players easily cruised into the q-finals at the Swedish Open to set-up a titanic battle. Going by current form Nadal is the clear favorite having won his last 26 matches on clay and easing to a straight sets win in the Barcelona final. Ferrero has lost his title as the claycourt king and seems to be overshadowed by the Spanish prodigys recent success. However a ressurgent Ferrero seems to creeping back up the rankings and was probably Federer's toughest opponent at Wimbledon despite grass being his weakest surface. Although a fan of Nadal I would really like Ferrero to get one over his Spanish compatriot. Ferrero has one of the best forehands on the tour and he must use this to keep Nadal on the back-foot and off balance. Furthermore JCF early season form on the hardcourts was impressive, holding matchpoints against Federer at Dubai. Do you think he is capable of beating Nadal on clay and can he possibly challenge the big 4 (Fed, Hewitt, Safin and Roddick) during the North American hard court swing??.