Could be a tricky match up if Nadal is rusty. Still I think he prevails in 3 sets, something like 6-4 6-3 6-3
Golubev actually lost in the semis of this Astana challenger to Bubka, but nevermind.Golubev has been hot lately...winning the prestigious Astana Challenger, beating an uninterested Stan Wawrinka, and beating hard-court extraordinaire Maximo Gonzales. He even challenged Stakhvosky and Bellucci, who have really put up brilliant fights in USO 1st round, eating bagels in their last sets of play.
The only logical conclusion I can come to is Golubev in 4, sending the tennis world into havoc and causing the MTF servers to crash for over 48 hours.