I know, but Richard was often coming back from injuries when he played the year-end tournaments in France. I think Bercy and RG can be scary, but he did well in Metz in the past 2 years for instance, so I doubt playing in Lyon impresses him more. But this year again he's not playing too well for the end of the season so he should not be a big threat. But with Marat people ranked 500 can be threats so...
yeah, I know he's had injury problems and stuff, but his results in France this year haven't been great at all for one reason or another so the home crowd factor doesn't always work for him.
But it will be interesting to see how this match turns out, like I said before it has the potential to be a great match.