Wow, I almost forgot Delboy hasn't won one... Hope he wins Paris but then he'll be exhausted for the WTF :/.
Would be great if he won Paris and had deep runs at WTF and Basel (as well as winning Vienna as he should). Would allow him to get close to Nadal in the rankings and try and snatch #4 from him early next year especially with Rafa still rusty. That's why his latest injury made me more upset than usual, with Rafa out it was a great opportunity to gain ground if he hadn't missed the Asian swing.
You'll laugh, but why not Ferrer? He's not the type to tank, whereas all the WTF main challengers will either be skipping it or tanking their way out after defending points. Whereas you know Ferrer will play it and Bercy is slow enough these days for him to cope.
Because it's an indoor tournament. I'd expect any of the big hitters to blow him off the court, or even a guy like Isner who he lost to here last year.