Why would Llodra contend? Sure if he made the semis or something that might be surprising but considering the way he's played this year, it's not very "out-there." Bolelli, Serra or Benneteau would be more like it.
first of all there's a difference between surprise win of the tournament and surprise of the tournament; Ginepri is definitely in the category of biggest surprise win
however, Ginepri is for sure in the category "surprise of the tournament" if he gets to the QF maybe, but he's for sure not the only choice
apart from "this year" you mention is more than 3 months ago, Llodra had really nothing convincing afterwards (well, maybe nothing but a surprise win against a Canas who is far away from his best right now)
on the other hand Ginepri had three really good clay court matches the week directly before RG which makes this run not that surprising and unique