i actually think the results have thrown another possible three players into the mix.
if monfils, nalbandian and safin took out the title respectively.
True, it has given other players (especially those 3 you mention) a slightly better mathematical chance of qualifying, but, realistically, they are still a long way off when you consider that JMDP is likely to raise the bar to at least 330pts (and, working with Ferrer and Roddick, this could go beyond 350pts imo).
Originally Posted by Tzar
if nalbo wins Stockholm. QFs in madrid and paris. he would be ranked 9-10.
i think he will do better than QF in atleast madrid or paris, considering he is defending both titles obviously.
If he were to do that, he'd add an extra 75pts to his current total (210), giving him 285pts and a provisional ranking of #11, although obviously this would depend on what some of the players (immediately) behind him get up to over these 3 weeks as well.
Nalbandian has anticipated that if he were to qualify for Shangai, he would not attend as he wants to prepare for the DC final.
Interesting thoughts, and thanks for sharing.
Great to hear that he is so motivated about winning the Davis Cup, but this might be a little extreme. Sure, he wouldn't want to wear himself out beforehand (or pick up an injury), but potentially having the opportunity to play at least 3 matches against the very best players in the world, two weeks before, is probably the best preparation he could wish to have, given how tough Nadal is.