Defending champion Roger Federer was handed a tough as nails draw as he looks to trail a path to find that elusive victory over his arch-rival Rafael Nadal. Federer's quarter includes Ernests Gulbis and last year's finalist Robin Soderling, one of them a likely opponent in the quarter-finals. Andy Murray was handed a treacherous draw, filled with danger every step of the way. He opens his tournament against a resurgent Richard Gasquet, who will have the home fans cheering in unison.
Federer continues to seek an elusive answer to the Nadal forehand and his record against the Spaniard only gets worse after each painful defeat at the hands of his arch nemesis. Nadal continues to play with consummate passion and brutal efficiency to build a legend of his own and stain Federer's claims to be the G.O.A.T (Greatest of All Time) in tennis.