Perhaps but Id have thought he will have a good chance of winning Paris because Joker and Nadal prob won't try very hard there. He could also pick up a shed load at the WTF. There is also Valenica and Basle. Not sure if he is playing any of these.
He could do well at Paris, but Delpo's not a player who can play well for multiple weeks in a row usually so he might try to save himself for the WTF instead. He's playing Basel (which he won last year). I've got a feeling he could do well in Shanghai actually - maybe get to the final there, depending on Rafa's form. But he's so hard to predict this year - he seems to peak in the 500 events and then not play so well in the Masters (apart from Indian Wells).
I personally don't care about the points or his ranking right now, because this has been brought upon by an uncontrollable variant.
Once he's fully fit and raring to go, we'll see how he's up for the challenge if faced with tougher opposition earlier in Quarters, etc.
We all know Andy likes a challenge.
Definitely - I think Andy would relish the challenge.
And he'll have the freedom to play without having to worry about defending many points over the majority of the year, apart from at the AO and Wimbledon.