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post #967 of (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 04:55 PM
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Re: Rafael Nadal Injury/Health Update Thread : Nadal confirmed for Viña del Mar

Nice that he can come back in southAmerica

but he can't count 1000 points at once with these 3 tournaments, maximum 705 points before Indian Wells (and even maximum until october if he goes far in Monte-Carlo and Barcelona), because he has to replace other optionals.

That's the system for top-50 players and that's why it's impossible to "vulture" at this level. "Vulturing" is only important for challenger-players, the use of that notion in the top of the rankings is pure nonsense.

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Originally Posted by duarte_a View Post
Nadal could be back in the top 4 before RG. Guess it's better that way.
it will be very hard, at the moment, Nadal is 3000 points behind Ferrer for the French open seed.

And being seeded 5 in Indian Wells, Madrid or Roma might give him Djokovic or Murray in quarters (in semi in Miami and Monte-Carlo), which is indeed not pleasant for Djokovic or Murray, but that doesn't change the fact that it's not good for Nadal either.

Last edited by duong; 01-18-2013 at 06:02 PM.
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