I agree the OOP is quite good news for Gilles, I'm just wondering why Simon-Djokovic is the day session match and Gasquet-Ferrer the night session. Nole also is the last big name remaining in the draw, so I'd expect them to accommodate his wishes and I can't believe he prefers to play in the heat against Gilles?
Maybe it has something to do with it being in Dubai. Friday in Islam is sort of like Sunday in Christianity, no? I am pretty sure Friday afternoon/evening is when many people go to mosque for prayer and connecting with the community.