Originally Posted by 6-1 6-3 6-0
No, I'm praying that Nadal IS drawn against Federer at the US Open. Nadal leads the slam H2H 8-2 and 2-0 in HC slams. If Nadal lost, it'd be only the second slam in which Federer gained a victory over Nadal, the slam H2H would be 8-3 in favour of Nadal, and the HC slam H2H would still be 2-1 in favour of Nadal. A Federer victory would mean nothing. A Nadal victory on the other hand would mean that Federer would have lost to Nadal at every slam (and if they meet in the final, Nadal would have beaten him in the final of every grand slam), giving Nadal a stunning 9-2 slam H2H and an utterly dominant 3-0 HC slam H2H.
Nadal has nothing to lose by facing Federer at the US Open.
Apart from an embarrassing straight set defeat, which is exactly what it would be for Nadal on that surface, think WTF but worse, at least at WTF Nadal could reach some balls, here they'll be flying past him all day. Federer is playing far better, Nadal is playing far worse, Nadal will be tired, federer won't....Just accept it....Don't worry, AO isn't far away, then Nadals chances increase.