Originally Posted by Deathless Mortal
Ivo is still #32, but Stepanek as very dangerous. We need to hope that Ferrer will beat him, and that Ancic beats Melzer.
Ancic vs. Melzer won't really matter for Ivo, the 40 ranking points gained by the winner from moving from 2nd to 3rd round (35 vs. 75 points) will push either one past Ivo
. I'm pretty sure I'm finally right about this one because I'm adding the 40 points to the projected numbers posted in the thread you told me about. If Ferrer holds on and beats Stepanek Ivo will probably end up #33. There's still a good chance Ivo will get a seed; I can't imagine there won't be a single injured player who skips the US Open. It's not exactly the most pleasant environment to come play in (heat, airplanes, crowd, fast courts). I bet some clay courter will come up with an injury and skip it.