@Slasher: I get your point. The points stay in the system only for 52 weeks.
I still find it a bit weird. Don't get me wrong, I'm not insulting your beloved rankings system. I realize that something like this has to happen for any sort of bonus.
It is not my beloved ranking system. It's ATP's.
On another note, Youzhny is one win away from re-entering the top 32(by pushing Stepanek out). With the injury(surgery), it is going to very tough for Steps to be seeded in RG. He is defending over 300 points, which I doubt he will be able to do.
Youzhny already did that if you look at the current live rankings, because Steps is dropping last year's DC points.
Llodra is one win(maybe two, depending on Haase and Ramos) away from re-entering the top 50(after almost a year)
Only if Ramos and Haase don't win an extra match.