Rasheed is director of the event, that's why he's playing there.
But I agree it's OK for him to play an exhibition instead of a normal tournament since he often has trouble in playing a few weeks in a row.
He's doing a great job so far:
Gael Monfils lost to Joachim Johansson 6-7(5) 4-6
Henri Leconte lost to Mats Wilander 4-6 6-4 (10-12)
Leconte / Monfils lost to Wilander / Johansson 2-6
Sweden won 3-0
Next: USA with Dent and Courier.
It's really "hit and giggle", as expected:
"The fans lapped up the humour and cheered their idols with France's Henri Leconte and Gael Monfils the hands-down favourites. Monfils even called on Leconte during his singles match against Sweden's Joachim Johansson, with the player-of-old doing most of the 22-year-old's bidding against "questionable" line calls. (...)"