now that he has achieved the #1 record... i think it makes it very much easier to accept any future losses...
as far as the rankings are concerned, in the beginning of the second half of 2011, I was mostly concerned about him not dropping of the top-4 because it would have made draws more difficult.
Now he has a great packet of points to protect him and it's great
but with the one-year ranking system you can't allow too long a time with bad results, then anyway it's great as long as he wins some tournaments once in a time
But it's surely his final opportunity to the year-end number 1