Re: Where will Nadal be ranked at the end of 2012?
As the US Open nears it's end, we will see a change in the rankings. Andy Murray is now ranked nr.3 in the live rankings.
In the race rankings he is 910 points behind Nadal. Winning the USO would give him 800 points more, so he'd be close to level with Nadal. Barring very weird results (or perhaps an emotional collapse from Murray for the rest of the season if he loses again), Murray will very likely pass Nadal in the race rankings by the end of the year.
David Ferrer is 2100 behind Nadal. Highly unlikely that he will pass Nadal but it's theoretically possible. Other top players might tank/skip Paris for instance and Ferrer might take it, giving him 1000 points. Good results at other tournaments and he might pass Nadal. Looks very unlikely though.
After Nadal beat Monfils at Doha, before AO 2014
lol, who will beat him? Wawrinka? Berdych? Gulbis? Rosol? Federer?
Only Del Potro can take him out before the semis, and he won't. Nadal is winning the AO, bet your house on it.
Somewhere out there, there is a homeless person who once took betting advice from GSMnadal