That's not true
For example Monaco is the second favourite for this logic in a group, but he will hardly come to the next stage
Not the 4 highest ranked players always win
I agree on that part, in the group stage it won't always be like that. But I mean that it's NID that Federer will finish 1st, Djokovic 2nd, etc.
I'm assuming you made a typing error and meant to say Volandri
I haven't seen that guy play in AGES
But you're obviously a legend when you have your rackets stringed at 12 kg