With the “real” final being played yesterday between Nadal and Gulbis people doesnt’ seem to be so excited about the Rome Masters final, and that for good reason. David Ferrer is never an easy match-up, even for Nadal, but in this kind of form that Nadal is there isn’t a chance in hell that he will lose against the lesser countryman.
You can just take a look at the H2H stats which spells 10-3 in Nadal’s favor. They played in both Monte Carlo (6:2 6:3) and Miami (7:6 6:4) with Nadal winning both encounters. Nadal has won the six latest matches and only lost once on clay and that was in 2004!
So today will just be a wait for Nadal to lift his trophy, there is no other way to see it. Unless (and we all hope not!) the old knees start acting up again.
My prediction: Nadal wins 6-2 6-4.