Nadal IS the favourite but why is Rusedski saying he hopes Nadal avoids Djokovic in the semis ? If Nadal is the real deal as Rusedski says, and I have no doubt that he is, he should be able to beat both Djokovic and Federer for the title. No pre-conditions Greg!
The fact is that Nadal was very close to winning last year and given that JesusFed is still stuck in 2007 and we only have MonoFed in 2008, the winner should be a no brainer. Also those people who think Nadal will somehow lose early..well clearly you must have missed Wimbledon 2006 and 2007