Who cares if Berdych stretched Nadal to three sets in Miami or was one point away from being two sets to none at the AO, did Berdych end up winning in the end? No, he did not and until he is able to beat Nadal, he is Nadal's pigeon. The competition is intense? Right so intense that Nadal can be away for more than six months and still be fourth in the world. The competition is so intense the same three guys have been winning the slams for how many years? There is NO competition below the top four, got it? Nadal could be away for two years and come back and be better than most of those duds in the men's field today. You will be eating your words here about Nadal, I am willing to bet you. Let's pull up this post in six months to a year's time and see where we are shall we? I am a Federer fan but what you are spewing about Nadal and the rest of the field is nonsense.