New ATP calender for 2009 - a conspiracy against Gasquet.
Assuming that Gasquet wins every damn tournament (GS and MS and Year end masters) from now until the US open 2008, there is a chance that he would be the no.1 player in the world by then.
With ATP calendar change in 2009, Gasquet loses a good 12 weeks in chasing whatever Federer's record of consecutive weeks at no.1 would be at that time.
I say this because I am not sure how the ATP championship points earned in 2008 can be defended in 2009. So I am guessing that the table starts afresh and some Nadal wins a ATP-250 tourney somewhere before Richie gets to play and Richie loses his no.1 ranking atleast for a few weeks.
This may be a conspiracy against Gasquet. What do you all think?