COuld have gotten Rafa in second round so could be worse, but not much. Actually not so bad, I'd rather he get Rafa early in a small tourney. It's his first tournament on clay so he gets 3 matches in (hopefully) and gets ready for the more important Rome without wearing himself out while the other guys burn out. ANd he enjoys a tough match with no pressure against Rafa.
And to be realistic, Richie isn't a challenge to Rafa on clay, but then practically no one is so the tournament website isn't really far off about that part.
yes you're right but if he can play more than 2 matchs in that first clay court tournament that would be already HUGE according to his shoulder problems.
SO if he can play 3 matchs,that would be even better imo