Now, with Soda 4 in the rankings, either Federer or Nadal could have a path to the title something like that:
Rd.1 - del Potro
Rd.2 - Karlovic
Rd.3 - Davydenko
Rd.4 - Tsonga
QF - Murray
SF - Djokovic
F - the other top 2 player
First of all, a question for the rankings specialists: is this scenario possible? Are my calculations correct? And, if so, the main question:
Could any of the actual top 2 emerge victorious in the end with such a nightmarish draw ?
I did not add a poll in order to stimulate comments...
Since I'm not sure of my calculations and since your opinion regarding the difficulty of this draw may be different, pls. comment and propose the worst possible draw for Federer/Nadal in this Aussie open, in your opinions...
This looks like a nightmarish draw for Rafa and not so much for Roger, pigeons all the way for him, even replacing Denko with Bandy in round 3 (round 3 doesn't yet mean that Bandy is in super duper form able to beat him).
But this draw could never happen to Rafa ever. Will be more like bye, QF, QF, surprise QF, mega surprise QF, Murray, hypermega surprise non seeded, wore off Federer.
A mix of the two would make it competitive, but the latter would mean number 10