Next FO he's going to be a big turning point. If Novak beats Nadal and wins a second FO that will definetly settle their positions. Still Nadal is the favorite at the FO.I wouldn't want to be Nadal right now.
Yeah, fans still consider him the best player alive.
But he has been run out of the building by Djok and Fed for the last 2 years and hasn't dominated them since 2014.