He lost to Carlos Berlocq last year at RG 5-7 4-6 2-6.
A RG seeding looks likely, but it still isn't guaranteed yet since this week, Madrid, and Rome results are still to count. Another win this week would help, plus getting a winnable first round draw in Madrid and Rome.
He only has doubles scheduled tomorrow, so his match against Starace will be on Thursday.
Yes. Although the live rank is 30, there are at least 10 players active this week who could possibly add enough points to leapfrog him. Now it would be impossible that 10 could do this. Only Chela can pass Tomic by winning the next round alone. The chances of hanging on to at worst #32 are already quite good, but another win would take it out of the hands of fortune completely.