But on clay?
I'm looking forward to some hard or more particularly grass-court meetings, but never clay.
These are the matches tennis fans live for, i really don't understand people's apprehention when it comes to playing the big boys even if it's on their favourite surface. Federer is considered the king of grass yet Murray obliterated him in the Olympic final, Novak the king of hardcourts but Andy beat him in the US open final.
If Andy loses so what? it's not like he's favourite and it's not like he is alone in being the 2nd best when it comes to facing Rafa on clay, but that doesn't mean we can't get excited by the prospect of seeing an upset or even just to gauge how far Andy has progressed in Nadal's absence even on clay.
I'm pretty sure Andy will relish the prospect of playing Rafa, and so will Lendl, he lives for these type of games, heck i'm licking my lips already.