With both Murray and Del Potro out of the French Open this year the field isn't as packed as before. They weren't really title contenders but without them success will be that much easier for some of the top players. I'm expecting this to fully benefit Roger Federer.
I hope they make a swift recovery as they are part of the 8 that make up the best 8 in Tennis history I think.
This is the Top 8 seeds now
Whilst the draws aren't out we can quite easily say that Ferrer (though a fantastic player he is) will be less dangerous than Nadal. The third and fourth seeds are to be drawn to decide whether they are in Djokovic or Federer's half (though I have an inkling feeling Ferrer will be in Federer's half).
Gasquet and Tipsarevic are also now in the Top 8, whilst they are good players and can tackle the Top 4 on their best days they still aren't as dependable as the Top 4 alternates Ferrer, Berdych, Tsonga and Del Potro.
I just wonder what the draws will look like, it might not be that skewed but there is potential for somebody to slip through.