Woot someone else who doesn't play tennis. If you did, you would understand why the things namelessone listed are what give Nadal trouble. Novak is fast enough to get away with alot of things that other players cannot, and coupled with the fact that his strokes are better than Nadal as a package, you see why he is such a bad match-up. Both Federer and Murray are able to put Novak into alot of bad positions that Nadal cannot. Nadal was playing like 120% level of tennis, far beyond even his best HC tennis ever, and he STILL lost. Novak was playing somewhere around 80-90% and still won. Should tell you why this is such a bad match-up for Nadal.