he explains he will go on vacation in Mauritius between Monte-Carlo and Roland-Garros. "I'm the only top 100 player who can afford to do that!" (He had already said last year he would more or less skip the clay season because it's physically too demanding for him, he prefers to focus on grass.)
Maybe he changed his mind, he isn't on vacation and he hasn't withdrawn from Rome yet.
He hadn't entered the qualies, but since he needs only one more withdrawal to enter the MD directly, he might give it a try if he gets in.