It's not anymore atrocious than any random GS quarter that's lost its top seed. ITA - it'd be great to see Fish or Ferrer or, hell-why-not Mr. Hingis get to the quarters. zircofiril is just bitter, and perhaps a bit premature in placing Safin in the Qs.
An aside: The most jaw-droppingly bad quarter that I can recall is the one that Patty Schnyder "heads" in this AO ladies draw.
Yeah, waaaay too early to put Safin in the QF, and he knows that.
Although I do think Chakvetadze is in Schnyder's section of the AO, and I'd love to see her get to the QF and give Maria Sharapova a good match. Chakva's been playing great tennis since last fall and has shot up to #12 in the rankings!!!