Anyone (apart from PseudoFed: "Roland knows which side his croissant is buttered ") still thinking the draw is fixed?
Not me anymore - I was sure that Novak and Rafa would be on opposite sides of the draw, but I'm glad to be proved wrong. I never usually believe in draw fixing, but after Ferrer drew Rafa in both the Madrid and Rome QFs (giving Rafa back his top 4 ranking in the process) I was beginning to have doubts.
It certainly makes the SF stage of the competition more interesting if the Rafa/Novak matchup happens then. Not getting my hopes up with Ferrer/Federer, although Ferrer has in the past taken sets off Federer on clay and hasn't played him on slow clay since 2010. You never know... Though both Ferrer and Federer have far harder QF match-ups than Djokovic and Nadal.
Not impressed that Monfils has drawn Berdych in the first round - a good run in the tournament would have helped Monfils' ranking. Having said that, Berdych is vulnerable to first round exits in slams. I see Berdych then could meet Gulbis in round 2, the player who knocked him out of Wimbledon - could be interesting!