(4)BHUPATHI, Mahesh (IND)/KNOWLES, Mark (BAH) vs Bye
MELO, Marcelo (BRA)/SA, Andre (BRA) vs GASQUET, Richard (FRA)/TIPSAREVIC, Janko (SRB) DJOKOVIC, Novak (SRB)/STEPANEK, Radek (CZE) vs KERR, Jordan (AUS)/WASSEN, Rogier (NED)
(5)ASPELIN, Simon (SWE)/KNOWLE, Julian (AUT) vs Bye
Novak Đoković | Roger Federer | Marcos Baghdatis | Mikhail Youzhny | Andy Murray | Grigor Dimitrov | Juan Martin Del Potro
It's his first clay tournament this season so I suppose he wants some match practice.
I agree. He didn't play in Estoril, and I believe will not be in Munich/Barcelona either, so he is just getting clay practrice in when he can, while still alllowing himself the occasional week off in-between big tournaments. I actually think it's quite a smart decision - though I'm not sure about Sexy Radek
Supporting Djoković, Tipsarević, Soderling, Tursunov, Youzhny, Cilić and quite a few more