Originally Posted by PamV
That's what I thought myself. This is one of the reasons that I think Roger's early rounds are tougher than Nadal's. People like to say that it really doesn't matter what the early rounds have, but I think it does. Roger is more vunerable when he's trying to get used to the conditions and settle down to a rythm.
no doubt nadal was an absolute piss of a draw. but im not too concerned, think about who has roger actualy lost to this year? top notch players where 2 of the 3 he had matchpoints and they played great matchs and also needed some luck.
roger has cut out the stupid losses this year and i dont expect them to start now. its better that he gets tested early(hopefully not too much) than the latter rounds. he will also be on guard if he gets tested early for the latter rounds. we shouldnt have to worry too mcuh about the first rounds, but come the 16s against ferrero, thats the time to get the pacemaker fitted. i am more worried about ferrero than safin/hewit/roddick