"I am going to play the ATP Masters Series event in Madrid, then Basel, my hometown event, and then the ATP Masters Series Paris tournament, before going to Shanghai to play in the Tennis Masters Cup."
First thing first, what Roger mentioned about those 3 tournies is there are three consecutive schedules non stop:
Madrid 16 Okt, Basel 23 Okt, then Paris 30 Okt.
I think he has no such enough power, strength, and stamina to do it, also each player on the tour. So what's happen with Roger.....
I won't surprised if later Roger will announce about his withdrawal from one of those tourny esp. Basel. However, he will choose the big one and sacrifice his hometown event
Or just for formalism and cheeriness for his hometown he will come into the draw but making it as a very difficult draw and presto, someone gonna beat him as unusual in the early round just like at Cincy to have the longer break time for Paris.
Anyway, we should giving him a salute for his willingness to make appearance in front of his country, that's shows how Roger loves his hometown so much
But still, is he doing a bit crazy and over-schedulling for this year?