fed, of course wants to paly there since it's his hometown, but other top seeds like rafa? i dunno... i think playing for 3 straight weeks everyday is just insane
Basel is a very important tournament for Federer. It's his home one and he's never won it. He's never won Madrid or Paris either. I agree with you that playing for 3 straight weeks is a very demanding prospect, and it may well be if he does as well as everyone would expect in Madrid and Basel that he pulls out of Paris.
Of the other top seeds, Nalbandian should be there he has a good record in that tournament. And other names like Gonzalez, Baghdatis should be there too.