Probably for better Asian crowd & TV ratings ... should have bumped Ferrer / Rosol IMHO :-)
Possibly. Still, his Top 8 debut should've at least been televised. Yeah, at least replace with Ferrer too IMO (Rosol has not been competitive really).
With Murray confirmed out there's room for both Swiss and Gasquet alongside Nadal, Djokovic, Ferrer, Del Potro and Berdych.
With this rate we might only have one Swiss, and possibly not the one you would expect.
But who knows, there is always that one match that he could very well excel and get enough points to get a WTF spot.