So the Madrid draw is out and Roger has a pretty tough draw facing either Milos Raonic or David Nalbandian in his opening match.
Raonic is fast improving and is coming off the back of a victory against Andy Murray in Barcelona. The Canadian could well prove to be a tough match for Roger but before jumping the gun he first has to get past Nalbandian. Nalbandian is always dangerous and does arguably posses the right sort of game to nullify the style of Raonic whether he's fit enough to do so remains to be seen.
After that Roger looks likely to face Richard Gasquet who he lost to last year in the Rome Masters, then his Quarter final match would be against Ferrer, he'd then have to get past Djokovic before likely facing Nadal in the final.
Elsewhere in the draw Djokovic has it pretty easy with matches likely to be against Feliciano Lopez and fellow countryman Janko Tipsarevic. Nadal once again has an easy draw with only Berdych likely to cause him in any problems before he makes the final. With the news of Murray's withdrawal due to a back injury it means Tsonga is the highest seeded player in the remaining quarter, he will likely face Isner and Del Potro (who I fancy to perform well here).
Predictions for Federer
Although a tough opening match regardless of who he plays I'm confident Roger can get through, he usually tends to perform well whenever he has a tough opening match and he always does well in Madrid (he's made the semi's or better the last 6 times he's played.) I guess he'd prefer to play Nalbandian as a match against Raonic could results in 2 tie breaks which can easily go either way.
I doubt Gasquet will pose too much of a threat, last years loss in Rome wasn't a meaningul result. The toughest match is probably Ferrer, he's always dangerous on clay and really should have beaten Nadal in Barcelona.
Then the semi's against Djokovic and a final against Nadal become some what of a lottery so I won't be predicting those until/if he gets there.
Paths to the final for the Top 4 Seeds Djokovic: bye, qualifier,  Lopez/Wawrinka,  Simon/ Tipsarevic,  Federer  Nadal: bye, Karlovic,  Verdasco,  Berdych,  Isner/ Del Potro/ Tsonga  Federer: Bye, Raonic/Nalbandian,  Gasquet,  Ferrer,  Djokovic  Tsonga: bye, Harrison,  Dolgopolov/Andujar,  Isner/ Del Potro,  Nadal
Rogers first match is on Wednesday, not sure on the time but I'll be posting a match report as usual straight after.
I also want to add that I think the blue clay is cool, Nadal is already moaning about it as usual, but I think it's good to mix it up and try something new. He hasn't even played on it yet properly and he's already writing it off. Due to his persistent moaning I hope the ATP convert the French Open into a fast hard court tournament and then make the grass at Wimbledon play like it did in the 90's.
Oh and if you're interested here's the full draw in a .pdf so you can work out all possible permutations.