Time he started to get through difficult draws, really...
Yes I was thinking, what would be a difficult draw anyway if he got a 9-12 seeding before the QFs as in there wouldn't be anyone where you would fully expect him to lose to. Roddick would be the most difficult and that's still a very winnable match, and maybe if Gasquet were to start playing well again.
Looking at the seedings, it looks like there is a lot less depth on grass than on the other surfaces - Ferrer, Blake, Davydenko, Wawrinka aren't particularly strong on it but the latter two is irrelevant in terms of the draw since they can't play against each other. Then there are a number of players that are not in form.