That perennial question.
Nadal or Djokovic. Who is the lesser of 2 evils in a grand slam draw? Specifically – who would you prefer in Paris:
Djokovic? An obvious choice, since he has a far greater losing record in Paris than Rafa. On the downside, your reward for beating him would most likely be a final against Rafa, which makes a mockery of the concept of ‘victory’.
Nadal? Much riskier choice, and by risky, I mean – the guy has lost just once in Paris, and so you have a 1 in 7 chance of being the Robin Soderling of 2012. On the up side, you’ll most likely save yourself the inevitable pain and humiliation of losing in a grand slam final, and head to the grass season early enough to be ready to roll at Queens/Halle.
So at the risk of making this sound like a drinking game: who would you rather?