Let’s not make a huge deal out of this. We did note that Djokovic’s French draw was cheese cake, but the guy was destined to win at some point, anyways; I am not one to get too caught-up in the luck of the draw.
Obviously, the most interesting development is a potential Raonic v Djokovic QF, but what makes you or anyone think the big Canadian has a chance, especially late, to beat Novak in best-of-five. There are other decent players in the top half, but who knows until we see the ball strike.
Federer is there in that top half (a Novak v Roger SF is in the cards! . . .Big f -ing deal). He hasn’t shown us much more than the injury and mummy rust. He’s on his last gasp, folks (and that includes you Nole-junkies who talk about Federer defending his GOAT status. STFUP.).
The bottom half is Murray/Kyrgios/Wawrinka/Berdych, et al. Murray looks good, but more because of his time and place and Lendl.
We all know what is likely to happen here, the likely final eight, final four, etc. Will there be a surprise or two? Probably. Pray on it. We need as much of that as we can get.
I will say that in my 2016 Predictions, I said Novak has a dip at Wimbledon, having won the AO and FO. I guess I’ll stick to that. Seems to make a little sense. We will certainly be following and discussing the tennis as it happens and is about to happen.
Feel free to share your thoughts.