You can look at it that way. For me it shows Roger is a contender for the title in the US Open given his past performances. And also take into account that the US Open last year was slower due to a supposed painting error. This years it should be faster which would favour ROger.
Unfortunately not nearly fast enough. Check out Nole's post Cincy final comments. NY is considerably slower than Cincy which suits his game to a T.
This I don't agree with. It will all depend on the semis. Roger's Olympic semis took 4 and a half hours. If Roger plays a 5 setter it won't take more than that.
You seem to be assuming Roger will play 5 sets in the semis. What if Roger plays Ferrer or Tipsarevic or aonther player and wins in 3 sets. Do you still believe Roger wouldn't recuperate for the finals?
When you say "It effectively kills off his chances of winning the final..." it seems oyu're saying Roger has no chance of winning which is of course false. Roger is the second favourite and has a good chance of winning.
You should hope Fed does not play someone like Julien Benneteau in the semis because that would definitely be decided on a 5th set tie break effectively killing off his chances in the final. Yes he does have a chance in the final. Anybody who makes it that far has a chance. Their opponent could get injured, or in a fit of madness, injure someone during the match a la Nalbandian and default the match. Don't know if that has ever happened in a GS final match but I suppose it is possible.