Lets say you had the power to trade Fed beating Nadal at RG 10 for Nadal beating Fed at USO 10. Would you take this this trade as a Nadal or Fed fan? My 2 cents From Fed's perspective: Winning another FO will make his slam tally even more balanced and will establish him as one of the greatest clay courters around. I guess sometimes Fed does not get his due as a claycourter but I suspect that would change with this victory. Losing the USO I feel would not really affect Fed that much. He is already the greatest hardcourter around and given that his USO streak was broken last yr anyway, its not really bad to lose another USO. From Nadal's perspective: Winning a USO would be huge for Nadal in showing him to be an all-round champion. People have criticized his ability on fast hard courts and this victory would certainly help silence some of the criticism. On the other hand, Nadal may never have a chance to break the slam record, but he has an opportunity to go down as the greatest claycourter that ever lived. For that to happen he needs to win every FO that he can while he's playing great tennis. Right now he needs 3 more to beat Borgs record and I think Nadal may not be the clay force that he is 3 yrs from now.