Nadal-Verdasco is even worse, as Nando actually had the weaponry and decent matchup (certainly off clay anyway) to be competitive whereas Federer-Ferrer should be one sided cause the first-strike game takes Ferrer out of the picture.
Verdasco at least played some good tennis a few times before inevitably choking in clutch moments, and he even won once. Not to mention that epic AO 2009 encounter.
Ferrer has won three sets in 13 matches against Federer and only forced one tiebreak: http://www.atpworldtour.com/Players/...=F401&oId=F324
It's just ridiculously one-sided, never seen anything like it between two players who were in the top 5.
Federer drawing Ferrer in USO would not be good for tennis, only good for Federer really, who'd probably get a free pass to the semis. If Ferrer makes the QF, let's hope he faces one of the other top 4 seeds: not that he has any chance of winning, but at least he will make the match competitive before choking.