Well its not quite the cakewalk that Rafa is always accused of getting and his quarter features Feli, Kohlschreiber, Dolgopolov, Fish, Tomic and Wawrinka, with a possible tricky quarter final against Tsonga, and Murray once again (of course, what else would the conspiracy theorists do other otherwise?) is his potential semi-final opponent.
Feds has got the cakewalk this time with Tipsy a potential quarter-finalist and obviously the PoD in the semi-final. Cue endless guff that because of the semi-final pairing, all Feds has to do to be No. 1 again is win the whole damn thing. Please ... when will this all stop! Stop it! Shut up about him, and move on!! The PoD's is relatively straight-forward, and Murray has been dealt the most difficult of all the top 4.
But to be honest ... I can't get too worked up about draws. Its a Slam, so there is a huge turnout, and as corny as this may sound, you can only play who is in front of you. Apart from maybe one surprise, it tends always to be the usual suspects at the end, so we just have to wish for God's grace and that Rafa has a healthy time.
His first round opponent is Thomaz Bellucci. He can blow hot and cold, so lets hope for a cold day on Tuesday, eh? VAMO3 Rafa!!