I know, but this was one heck of a roll over. Ferrer was like terrified rabbit, which was very disappointing, and I think the crowd felt the same way because they wanted their money's worth for this final.
I think really Ferrer had been struggling all week with his form, often going a break down early on before getting things together again. His forehand was erratic in all his matches, with lots of errors. Most of his opponents weren't able to capitalise as they were making errors too, but Rafa is so rock-solid with his game. How he played against Fognini was an indicator of his form as he doesn't usually struggle against him on clay at all. And against Rafa he was barely winning any rallies and came close to only winning one game too. He's usually able to make it more competitive than that.
I don't think it was him being over-awed by having to play Rafa as such (the nerves tend to show more when the matches are close - e.g. Barcelona last year), but to do with Rafa being far superior to him on the day. If David's off his game for whatever reason, these types of scorelines can happen because he doesn't have a way of winning easy points - he needs to be effective in the rallies. Hope he can pick up his form in IW, though he doesn't have that good a record there - losing his first match last year.
If you live In the UK ESPN are showing the Nadal vs Delpotro match at 3pm
I wish I'd kept my ESPN subscription - sounds like it was a good match.