I think the way Federer has been treated in this forum the last months is not fair. He's still # 2 in the world and lost in the quarters of the French-Open - he's least favorite Slam - against the eventual finalst, the guy he beat the year before to win all the Grand-Slam titles at least once. Remember how inconsistent Sampras has been! Federer has a few years at the very top ahead of him. His results in the past were unbelievable and he set up a very high standard. But he's only human! Let him lose once in a while.
And on grass he came into the tournament as a heavy favorit. Though Nadal won the title two years ago, he's no that threatening on grass as on clay.
But now that Federer struggled against Falla in the first round (and ALMOST lost that match) - is he still the favorit to win? Who can stop him?
The draw is actually not that bad (including Falla in the first round - a guy he destroyed two weeks ago in Halle/Westfalen, Germany).
2nd round vs Bozoljac - handsome but harmless
3rd round vs Clement or Luzcak - no threat either
4th round vs Lopez or Melzer (?) - a little bit tougher but by then Federer should have found his
rhythm - so no problem
Quarterfinal vs Berdych ? - getting tougher
Semifinal vs Hewitt, Djokovic or Roddick?
Final vs Nadal or Murray???