Will Nadal last long enough to face Federer?

A Federer-Nadal final would be great for American fans to see at the U.S. Open. However, how healthy is the Spaniard heading into the year's final Grand Slam?

Updated: August 22, 2007, 2:24 PM ET
By Chris Fowler | ESPN.com

When we left Wimbledon, everyone was buzzing about the classic Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal final. What I've always felt is needed to take this rivalry to the next level is for them to have a huge match on hard courts and raise awareness in United States.

Frankly, what's kept the rivalry from getting to that next level, is Rafa's inability, for the most part, to get through on hard courts. The ultimate is for Federer and Nadal to meet in the U.S. Open final in front of rocking house on ...

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