Originally Posted by zagor
I do but less because of his fighting spirit (though I have to admit he does bring the greatest intensity on court since Hewitt in his younger days) and more because IMO he matches-up better with both Novak and Murray individually than they do with each other (not that I think Novak-Murray matches are terrible mind you, I'm not judging their rivalry solely on their last slam final meeting).
Yes, I agree completely. Nadal's intensity and playing style make for incredible rivalries. People accuse him all the time of him having killed tennis with "boring and uninspired tennis". I think they got it all wrong.