There was a sense of NID with Federer-Nadal final last year, even if the first three sets were close and could have gone either way. Once Fed failed at that DS on set pt, there was the sense that this was going to be another painful choke...
Not the same with Nadal-Djokovic, but Fedal quality was actually greater last year
It was actually a good match, though not the result I wanted.
IMO, The one time Federer genuinely had a shot at Nadal was in 2006 when he outplayed him in the first set only to go away in the next two sets. The pressure of 4 in a row and his H2H against Nadal was clear for all to see.