My take is that you’re trying to be wishful, presenting Nadal worse than he is by cherry picking a couple of points. He was great, and at no point of yesterday’s match did I feel that it was not under Nadal’s control. The first set was of insane quality, probably a 6-2 set against anyone else, but, well... Clutchovic. And the final stretch of winners from 3-2 in the third to make Djokovic submit was glorious... GOATish.
Nadal won the US Open 1 year and a half ago. Djokovic hasn't won RG in the last 5 years. Nadal is still a better hard player than Novak is on clay until Novak wins another RG more recently than Nadal his last Slam title on hard.