Brennwald has always been an arse, reckon Fed'll play anyway though. A Fed/Nadal final with Fed winning in Basel to leave the whole rivalry a little more in perspective would be great. The crowd would carry Fed IMO since there's a much bigger focus on his Rafa rivalry than say, Delpo last year.
Could all go either way lol, hope tennis wins out in the end though and not greed from any quarter.
If both are confirmed to play, Federer will need to play in his 2012 form pre-USO and Nadal in his "Hey, I can play Indoors" 2010 WTF to get to the final.
I hope Fed can win another Basel, of course, but playing like this, he'd be lucky if he reaches the final.
Oh well, last year he played pretty bad and almost won the tournament, ha.