Gotta say I'll be pissed if Roger shows up and doesn't try. I never wanted him to go, but since he is going I really hope he doesnt 'tank'. Someone posted in GM that Roger did an interview on a local radio station and got pissed off at the suggestion that he wasn't serious about trying to win Paris.
Good reaction of Roger then
I think he shows a good attitude towards the tournament. He is aware of his difficult draw, but apparently he feels good after his two weeks in Madrid and Basel and has no worries to risk injury when playing in Paris. As we have seen in the past he doesn't hesitate to cancel a tournament so I trust him that he wouldn't play Paris when he wouldn't feel ok.
Lets take round by round and not look to far ahead. Anything can happen, but I doubt that the outcome of Paris will affect Rogers chances in Shanghai. He won't suffer when he would lose early and if he would still be in Paris the next weekend he has another week before Shanghai starts.