I actually expect Richard and Paulo to bounce back (Richard because he has pretty much hit the bottom with that DC story and Paulo because I don't think it will affect him much). But there should be enough love from the French tennis fans for these guys AND Gaël if he does well.
He didn't get a wild-card for Monte-Carlo.
He should have gone to the FFT instead of Lagardère, I'm sure it helps more to get WC.
He'll need 7 more withdrawals to enter the main draw, it will be close, Berdych, Tsonga with question mark, Roddick, Blake, Haas...
At least he has entered the qualifying list this time.