Yeah, last year he played Casablanca, Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Belgrade, Bordeaux & Nice before the French Open, 6 tournaments!
That is alot of tournaments before a Grand Slam and they were mostly back 2 back but Richard did not make any deep runs in until Bordeaux and Nice.
But he did need the points though.
The question is will he defend Nice...? If he does well and picks up good points in the other 4 tournaments he shouldn't but if he makes early exits then maybe he will play Nice but even if he makes a deep run in Nice again like last year, it's likely he could come into Roland Garros tierd.
Ferrer, Berdych, Roddick, Almagro, Davydenko, Nalbandian have already commited to Nice but how many will actually play.
If Ferrer is in, it's no use, and he should not play if he doesn't want to be tired like last year.