Originally Posted by underground
It's all setting up perfectly for Fed. Just think of it, Fed will slip to #3 in the rankings and Murray moves up to #2. Meanwhile Nadal comes back and sweeps Madrid to barely move up to #4 just before the FO starts. Then Fed cannot play Nadal before the finals. Fed draws Murray and Nadal draws Djokovic so Fed has a free path to the final.
The best thing that could happen to federer is if rafa is seeded #5 ,fed #2 and rafa knocks out murray in quarters and novak defeats rafa in an epic semi and fed faces a tired novak in the final,that would give fed a chance in the finals but even then fed needs a favorable draw to make it to the finals(no delpo or berdych)