Originally Posted by Gustavo Kuerten
I strongly dislike Berdych, but if he gets through a Monfils/Gulbis/Robredo/Almagro/Ferrer/Federer draw he will have my eternal respect. I just can't see it happening, in every one of those matches he has a more than realistic shot of getting eliminated, yet alone surviving them all.
Exactly. Berdych never beat Fed on clay, even on this blue shit in Madrid he choked.His record in RG is pathetic, only 1 semifinal in all years and several 1st round exits including embarrasing loss to Robert 2 years ago.It is even questionable if Berdych survives 1st week in Paris.
Federer on the other hand got almost perfect draw.No Nadal or Djoko or Murray or Del Potro on his side of draw, what more can you want on clay ?
It would be embarrassing not to reach into final with this draw.It may be his last realistic chance to play RG final, he is not getting any younger or better in next years.And if he plays vs tired Djokovic in final, who knows , perhaps he can even win it .
My prediction is : Fed to reach into final from bottom half.