Originally Posted by joeri888
Might be, but not so sure he would everytime. In Nadal's absence, Murray went to win Olympics, USO and make the AO final.
Djokovic might have had some luck with it as well, since he ended up not being in Murray's half at the USO and the AO and played Delpo in the semis of the WTF.
Murray beat Fed to get the the 2013 AO final, so Nadal's absence has little to do with that. Unless you wanted Murray to go through Nadal in the QF, then Fed in the SF, then Djokovic in the F?
The guy getting Ferrer instead of Nadal in the semi's has also benefited hugely (as a Ferrer SF is basically a bye to the final) and this has been Djokovic on the 2 slams Nadal has absent from.