the point is the WTF (and a 31-year old guy).
I wonder when Fed last has played 3 hardcourt tournaments 3 weeks in a row and I think he has never won 3 indoor hardcourt tournaments 3 weeks in a row.
And the priority is the WTF.
Still, why dump all those points beforehand? Better to just see how it panns out. If Fed feels there's no point in playing beyond, say, the QF, pretty sure he'll know it himself and won't overexert himself.
PS : I'm of course not surprised at all by your reaction, in other circumstances you would have said "how dumb this guy is with his bad scheduling ?" as you've said 10 thousand times, especially about Nadal
Nadal is, as you should know, a very different case compared to Federer when it comes to being prone to injuries, in Nadal's case even worse when a tournament is played on indoor HC.
In contary, Federer thrives on this kind of a surface, combined with the fact that he barely ever overplays during a season. If Fed would have thought that playing Paris was a bad idea right from the start (and he KNEW he'd have to play three tournaments in a row right from the moment the tournament schedule came out), he'd never have put it in his schedule already nearly a year ago.
Comparing Fed's and Nad's situations when it comes to planning which tournaments to play and which not, is like comparing apples and oranges.