How will that affect the draw, as Del Pony had a bye in the first round surely they would replace him with Gilles Simon as the next highest seed and give Simon's place to a lucky loser. Not sure how it works when the person withdrawing has a bye.
Simon's already played so too late for that, I think a lucky loser gets the place, as boogers said above. Usual practice IIRC. Dead lucky though, nice place in the second round against a non-seed!