Cmon man. For a guy who hasn't stepped on court in 6 months, has had to drop out of a friggin exhibition with a virus and now out of a slam, you're telling me he's automatically a favorite for a tournament 6 months down the road?
theres only two possible reasons:
1) people are deluded
2) we're living in a weak clay court era that allows a part-timer to win RG, kind of like how serena williams can come back in to kick the rest of the WTA field in grand slams after playing 2 matches for the whole year