This win gives Ivo 35 ranking points which tie him with Hewitt at #20 in the projected rankings. I see however that in the current rankings he is also tied with Hewitt in points, but Hewitt is ranked one spot ahead of him instead of tied. Does anyone know why this is, that they could be tied in ranking points yet they don't have a tie for ranking? Is there some tie breaker system when the points are the same? Head to head results sure wouldn't put Hewitt ahead
It looks like Nalbandian is the only player ranked around him who is still active this week and has a realistic chance to sneak up from behind and pass Ivo. Everyone else ranked around him is either not playing or has lost. And Nalbandian would have to beat the Karlovic/Federer winner to pass Ivo in ranking. So unless Ivo pulls a huge upset he will finish the year tied for #20 in ranking points with Hewitt! That's coming up from a low of #118 ranking in April.