Estoril is only a MM event
no one fusses when someone pulls out of a event before a slam with a niggle
thats exactly what it was, precaution.
Monte Carlo is worth so much more, in pts and $$.
when a footballer is taken off with a niggle after 70 mins, and he plays again the next match, its good management.
had he been kept out there, it could end up being more damaging and miss more matches.