Very nice introduction
As I said somewhere else, imo the tournament is more opened than what some think : Nadal is obviously the clear favorite ahead of Djokovic, but they didn't play that great in Roma imo, and many players seem able to play a very good tennis this year and to beat them imo, more than previous years (Federer of course, but also Ferrer, Berdych -both were very near from Nadal, even twice for Ferrer- Del Potro, Murray, even Isner, Monfils, Monaco, Simon, Wawrinka, Raonic, Tsonga ...).
I had no expectation for Fed in this tournament before watching Roma's final : I even thought that maybe it might be good losing early to keep his physical condition for grass : if ever that happens, it would be a good consolation
... and a relevant one as well imo, because last year his physical condition was great in Roland-Garros but not good in Wimbledon imo : last two years he hasn't looked dynamic enough in Wimbledon and that's my very main concern.
Having watched Roma final, I think if ever Fed plays like last year, it's opened for him : Djokovic is more beatable than last year, and Nadal well Fed was not that far from beating him last year
... and Nadal can lose before meeting Fed imo.
Then I go from 0 expectation to a small hope for a good surprise
Anyway, as I said my main concern is his physical condition for grass (there will be many very good competitors on grass as well
), and any infos anybody can bring on the niggles or physical problems he had in Madrid/Roma and now, will be very welcome
PS : the weather forecast are average for next week, April and May have been cold and quite rainy but the weather is getting better precisely this week (28 celsius expected tomorrow, around 21-22 in the beginning of next week) ... as usual I must say the scheduling of Roland-Garros quite fits the Paris weather