Nope, 9-12 meet 5-8 in the round of 16, it wouldn't be until at least the quarters. With their history in Slams though, that's probably exactly what will happen.... I still remember my disbelief at the 2004 AO draw as every single nemesis emerged in Federer's quarter. Mind you, that had a very happy result in the end.
hmm. i wonder why the draw is done like that.
9-16 are hypothetically all the losers in 4th round. They should be able to play anyone of 1-8. Random?
if this was the case, might as well have 1 always 4 and 2 always play 3 in the semis.