Nicolas is playing with Simon in doubles. They play Dolgopolov/Malisse in the first round. Dolgo/Malisse are the defending champions of Indian Wells so it will be a tough one for the French pair to win. If they win that they'll play the winner of Llodra/Zimonjic vs Nadal/M. Lopez so they definitely don't have it easy
I don't expect much in the doubles but let's see how Nico and Gilles can do with one another.