Re: Projected ATP Singles Entry Rankings for Feb 16
Guga can't move up even if he wins the tournament. Because his 18th score is 75 pts and win in VDM is worth 175 pts, the maximum points he can gain is 1510, which is less than Novak has.
For the same reason, Robredo can't move up as his maximum score is 1395 pts, but Verkerk can overtake Guga because he has a lower 18th score of just 5, so win in Milan will lift him to 1460.
Only 3 men in the top 20 (from 6 in action this week, after Korda withdrew) are capable of moving up:
Roddick should win in San Jose to move above Ferrero to 2nd place.
Massu will move to #10 if he gets to the final at VDM. If he wins the tournament he'll climb to #9.
Verkerk can overtake Robredo (in fact remain in #18) if he wins 1st round and Robredo doesn't get beyond SF. If Robredo gets to final Verkerk should get to SF to overtake him. If Robredo wins the tournament than Verkerk should get to final.
If Verkerk wins the tournament he overtakes both Robredo and Kuerten and climb to #17.
Further down, Fish need to get to the final at San Jose to overtake Calleri at #20. He can also overtake Robredo if he fails to reach final and Verkerk if he doesn't get beyond 2nd round. If Fish wins tournament he'll overtake Robredo unless he wins as well, and will pass Verkerk if he doesn't get to final.
Dent also can get as high as 18.
Ginepri can get as high as 20.
Spadea can get as high as 21.
Zabaleta can move as high as 22.
Gaudio and Gonzalez can get to 25.
Blake and Nadal can get to 29.