Originally Posted by Chloe
You're just being nice and not trying to jinx him. If he defeats Gaudio, which is his main opponent, he's likely to give Federer real trouble, I wouldn't doubt he winning in straights sets at all. However, if he loses to Gaudio, then I think
Federer is the favorite to reach the finals. Assuming he'll defeat Gasquet, which is not a lock.
BTW, I expected a tougher match from Rochus, but Nadal has been on fire these days. I don't think he has lost more than 10-15 games in this tournament so far.