Got this from TennisTalk.com
This should probably be referred to as "Ferrer’s quarter" since David Ferrer is in scintillating form and has to be considered the favorite to reach the semifinals. In fact, while the seeds say that this quarterfinal should be Novak Djokovic vs. Andy Roddick, the smart clay-court money says that this quarterfinal will be Ferrer vs. Juan Carlos Ferrero.
Ferrer-Ferrero, though, is far from a sure thing. This section is not as quite as wide open as the previous one, but it still presents a huge opportunity for some surprise breakout performances, as there are no dominant presences. Djokovic has well-documented breathing issues, Roddick has not played an ATP match since the Sony Ericsson Open, Ferrer is unproven at slams (only one career semifinal), and Ferrero has a knee injury. Juan Monaco, I’m looking at you….
Best First-Round Matchup — Kei Nishikori vs. Santiago Giraldo
Among all-unseeded matchups, this could be the best of the entire first round. Don’t be fooled by Nishikori’s No. 244 ranking. He is a former world No. 56 and—still just 20 years old—he is back from a chronic elbow injury. Back with a bang, I might add. The Japanese sensation has won two straight Challenger tournaments (losing just two total sets in the process), so he is riding a 10-match winning streak into Roland Garros.
Giraldo is also playing stellar tennis right now. The 55th-ranked Colombian, a force on clay, won a clay-court Challenger event last month, qualified for the Rome main draw and reached the third round, and qualified for the Madrid main draw before making it to the second round. This showdown is going to be a high-quality baseline slugfest. Will Nishikori be able to last four—or even five—hours?