http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=27459225&postcount=1 He was 62 at that time I believe.Don't think that's it. A number of lower ranked players (non-French) made the main draw.
True, he's terrible on clay.
He may play doubles in those masters with Sock.because he is absolute crap on clay and probably only plans on playing a limited clay schedule.
you look at his schedule and he is only signed up for barcelona and geneva . i dont even know if he plans on trying to qualify for rome and madrid..probably wouldnt get through anyway