I don't think it's an awful draw at all. He was going to have Fed and Novak to beat anyway, the only question was the order. So basically it's now horrendous because he's drawn Stan in the QF? I know that Andy has lost to him before, but he has the ability to frustrate Stan in a way that Novak can't. As long as he isn't passive and keeps a good depth, he will beat him.
In any case, why are people getting so worked up about hypothetical matches that may never even happen?
I don't think anyone is getting worked up. It is just a comment on the draw.
Yes he can beat Stan, but he can also be easily lose as he has every time they have met in the USO. Not being passive will guarantee nothing against someone who has won two slams so recently. And a win could well be a high taxing one. Andy has never really been able to slug back to back long wins against the very top guys in slams.
If you don't think it is an awful draw - what would have been?