Nole isn't under more pressure, Nadal is going for his career grand slam in his first US Open final, he's got more to gain from winning this match. If he does, he's definatly considered in the running for the GOAT.
rafa has nothing
to prove to anyone on this or any other surface, hence he can't possibly have any more pressure on him than a kid who's barely got one slam title
win over jo-willy tsonga under his belt.. rafa's own record against roger as well as his 8 slam titles on all slam surfaces: clay, grass and hc, at the age of 24, automatically assure he'll be in the running for 'goat' soon enough anyway, as he's just now reaching his all-surface peak and will no doubt add more slams to his resume..
however, most importantly, it is nole who leads rafa 7:3 on hc, is he not? the big mean serbian hc machine..
and weren't we told that with the extra 24 hours postponement, nole suddenly had the upper hand against rafa and had the spaniard's number? yup, we sure were..
not to mention the added pressure on nole to prove he's no one-slam wonder..
face it.. the overwhelming bulk of the pressure's now squarely on nole to deliver hc victory no. 8 against rafa.. and he has no excuses if he loses, cause he's now all rested and regrouped
and there are no unfair advantages
besides, nole's a former uso finalist.. which adds even more pressure into the mix cause he can't allow rafa to win his first uso on only his first trip to the final, while the serbian would have to settle once again for second best.. first to roger in '07, now to rafa in '10? nope, nole cannot allow that to happen to him again..