Yeah ... because in tennis .....as Andy can testify to .... nobody really rates by the other tournos....they rate by the level of success in the slams.
I think the fav for RG has to be Djoko , IF he is fit. People are creaming themselves over Nadal on clay...but DJoko swept him off the court at MC.
I wont be forming an opinion of Andy's performance on clay until RG is completed.
Nole should be the favourite simply because the only clay encounter they had so far, Nole had gone away with the win. Last year, Nadal had the upper hand in both Masters and RG, so if we go by that and the latest result, Nole should be the favourite.
I too would like to reserve my comments until both Rome and RG are played as far as Andy's concerned. For all I know, Andy can turn around things at RG. And of course, everyone reserves their best for the Slams; that goes without saying. Rome is just another Masters.