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On paper it looks like draw favors

1. Federer
2. Nadal
3. Djokovic

and Murray has the brutal draw.


1. Djokovic
Stepanek or Berdych could be tricky.

2. Nadal
Bellucci win/loss grass 5/4, so I don't see him as a threat. Dodig has been impressive, but win/loss on grass 9/5. I think Tsonga is Rafa's biggest threat, but you never know with him on the day. Dolgo talented but too inconsistant, inclined to fade.

3. Federer
Llodra could be an early threat, I haven't checked but I don't think he's beaten Roger anywhre?

4. Murray
Looks to have the toughest draw on paper. He's got three, possibly 4 very tall, aggressive big servers if he gets to meet them. Murray the better returner and mover. Davydenko isn't the player he once was, we just have to see.


If MAndy gets through his draw he deserves every bit of kudos he can rake up, imo.


Potentially interesting matches featuring players other than the top four on both sides:

David Nalbandian ARG vs Janko Tipsarevic SRB

David Ferrer ESP (7) vs Dustin Brown GER

Bernard Tomic AUS (20) vs David Goffin BEL

Philipp Kohlschreiber GER (27) vs Tommy Haas GER

Ernests Gulbis LAT vs Tomas Berdych CZE (6)

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga FRA (5) vs Lleyton Hewitt AUS

Brian Baker USA v. anyone :-)


Djokovic, Federer and Murray all have to go through 2 of the top 3 if they're to win. Nadal doesn't and that makes his draw the easiest of the 3. Among D, F and M, Federer has it easiest as his quarter has Tipsy, easily an easier proposition than Berdych or DelPotro. If you say Berdych and DelPo provide an equal level of difficulty, then Anderson, Raonic etc make Murray's draw the most difficult of the lot.

In order from easy to tough : Nadal, Federer, Djokovic, Murray.



No. Because your cutoff point of "top 3" is completely arbitrary.

Each one of them has to go through 2 of the top 4 to win.

Your declaration that a degree of difficulty is what it is just because you say it is is just about as "authoritative" as when you decided you were the All Hail Declarator as to what constitutes a "real Federer fan".

Why do you continue to write as if something is so just because you say it is?


Please revise again Teep Canadian Missile is out !!


And again, because Verdasco is out and it looks like Tipsy might be headed out as well.


and Roger in bad shape

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