Some journalists lamented, understandably, the fact that the draw was not done live in public, but behind closed doors; the public witnessed a revelation of the behind-closed-doors draw. The suspicion goes on.
Here we are at the outset.
The quarters look generally like this:
Nadal v Anderson
Del Potro v Wawrinka (who’s a WC, facing Dimitrov in R1)
Cilic v Zverev
Federer v Djokovic
The biggest news here, obviously, is Djokovic, probably the true #1 in the world, into Federer’s quarter, who is ranked #2 in the world. Just an odd “draw” to say the least.
Moreover, Federer gets Kyrgios in the 3R. Ha ha ha.
Sorry, old Maestro. Not the best look, especially when you’re looking for that “energy,” something Federer mentioned in an interview recently, which actually seems to make sense.
We’ll take a closer look later, but this is about all you need to know.