Originally Posted by veroniquem
Every time they've been able to at RG, they've put Nadal and Djoko in the same half (they couldn't last year and in 2011 because they were the top 2 seeds but notice how they made sure that Fed wasn't in Rafa's half of the draw ). I have no doubt that's what's gonna happen this year again. Their only objective at RG is to favor Fed.
Their only objective is, to protect their viewership ratings.
Your theory could fly, if Federer was the second best favourite (based on form) in the last two years.
Unfortunately for you, Djokovic had this place, so, in reality, they were avoiding the eventual possibility of Nadal, being eliminated before the final, which would have hurt their TV ratings significantly.