Nole has such a kind draw. It is impossible for him to lose before the SF really. Raonic, Ferrer or Gasquet could trouble him for a set, but none has the talent or belief to beat him on current form. Our best chance is that he has such an easy run that he is under-prepared and over confident, and Andy improves each match. I really just want to FF to next friday morning, to that night match on Rod Laver Andy v Nole.
I'd really like to think that, but I'm afraid I'm not too optimistic.
Another factor could be the weather which is forecast to be hot (very hot Sun, Mon & Tue) for the rest of the tournament. If Andy does manage to get past his next three opponents and is seriously stretched by them, then, no matter how fit Andy is, fatigue could play a part. Mind you, Djokovic used to keel over in hot, humid conditions, and, as far as I can recall, last year the weather was cooler on the whole, so