"No2 seed Roger Federer faces some tough ties in the opening week with clay specialists Alberto Martin and Jose Acasuso lying in wait in the opening two rounds. He will be pleased however to have avoided his current bête noire Andy Murray
, with the Scottish No3 in the “Nadal” half of the draw. Murray will also face an adept of the red brick in the shape of Juan Ignacio Chela in the first round, and still needs to prove himself on this, the slowest of surfaces, particularly over five sets."
Roger surelly does prefer to face Nole on clat than Murray.