He could win this without dropping a set. Verdaswarriorco will be too tired to wina set. His victory was the epic win over Ferrer. Youhzny and wawrinka are hopeless against Nadal.
Why would you say Youzhny is hopeless against Nadal? Of their 4 previous hard court matches together, Youzhny won 3 ('08 Chennai, '07 Dubai, '06 US Open). Two of those wins for Youzhny were straight sets, and the US Open win was in 4 sets. Seems like Youzhny has a pretty good chance vs. Nadal on this surface.