Nope, Rafa is the better player on clay. The problem is where will Thiem be on the draw. Also, even though he is likely to, I wouldn't say IT'S A GIVEN that Nole will be in the semis. We have to see Rome
Nadal will obviously like the fact that Djokovic didn't get to win #18, but on the other hand I agree that now winning RG is less of a certainty for him. Djokovic will be burning with desire, and I have a strong feeling that Novak will win RG this time.