Re: Jiri Novak defeats Andy Murray 6-3 7-6 (1)
I think seeded players often do not benefit from the Bye into the second round.
The current greatness league of active players in order of achievements to date (a factual comparison rather than fan biased assessment):
Federer 17 GS, 6 Year End Masters, 24 Master Series.
Nadal 14 GS, 27 Master Series, 1 Olympic Gold.
Djokovic 9 GS, 4 Year End Masters, 24 Master Series.