Yeah mp3junkie, I think you are overreacting a little bit. I'd rather Coria's draw to my beloved Nadal
, but it is not such a bad draw. He starts with Lars, with whom he shouldn't have problems, and then Malisse, wich is going to be tougher, but he can deal with him too (althoug after MC Malisse said that he had learned how to play Rafa
I don't like Gasquet in the third round at all
, but there was one chance out of eight which for me was likely enough not to call it bad luck
. And I think after his rest, and if he keeps up the level, he will be the favorite in that match for me.
Then Stepanek/Grosjean is not that difficult and then he would have reached the QF in a Grand Slam so Gaudio, Federer and Coria is nothing out of common on clay
On the whole I don't think he has been lucky, but neither unlucky. Although I have to admit that with this draw for me the favorites are Coria and Federer (whom I think didn't get an easy draw either, but he is more consistent).
Anyways, good luck Nadal and, as you said, just enjoy this big tournament