I'm predicting a comfortable 6-2 6-3 victory for the Murraymeister today. Hopefully he'll get a nice cake afterwards too.
Hopefully both Murray and Nadal will make it through to the final, then we will get a really good idea of what 2009 holds in store for each player.
If Murray wins, I think he will truly be confirmed as a world force, capable of beating all in front of him (as it's not an exhibition, and Nadal is fresh...so no excuses)
If Nadal wins, it will confirm that Murray's recent victories over him are (in part) down to him being a bit tired at the end of last year.
Regardless of who wins this tournament, I think 2009 will be a really good year for men's tennis.