Too bad for Oscar, but I'm also glad 'cause Nando will be fresher for R2.
J-W Tsonga also had to retire in the first round of Valencia. So neither he or Soderling can gain any points this week. Virtually this makes Gonzalez his only rival at the moment, and even then winning Basel wouldn't be enough for him to catch up.
Well he had to retire because he was nothing left in the tank, because he played stupid 250-Lyon last week to please the French Federation
Youzhny did his job, and Tsonga couldn't compete physically after a while, hence his retirement. He should have skipped either Lyon or Valencia. Now I'm pretty sure he won't win Bercy and certainly won't qualify.
The last spot will be between Fer and Soderling for sure.
ps : this post needs a good rep, totally