One thing I will mention...you'll notice there are a number of ties for points. I haven't tied the positions, instead offering the higher position(s) to the player who scores better in the Slams. If there is a tie there, it falls to Masters. Pretty sure this is the way the ATP would operate, unless someone would care to correct me.
You were close.
When two or more players have the same total number of points, ties shall be broken as follows:
(i) the most total points from the Grand Slams, ATP Masters Series Tournaments and Tennis Masters Cup, and if still tied, then,
(ii) the fewest events played, counting all missed Grand Slams, ATP Masters Series Tournaments and Tennis Masters Cup they could have played (as described under 1. above) as if played, and if still tied, then,
(iii) the highest number of points from one single Tournament, then, if needed, the second highest, and so on.
Well, Roger really blew it. Not only does Nole re-take the Race lead, but he also opens up a HUGE gap from Federer - 186pts! Honourable mention to Stan the Man, who has consolidated a top 10 place.
All eyes switch to Hamburg now, and we begin with a list of guys who will be recording "nul points" for skipping this event: Roddick, Nalbandian, Baghdatis, Gonzalez, Hewitt, Ferrero, Stepanek and Haas.
Brian Baker - Steve Johnson - Lleyton Hewitt - Carlos Berlocq - Tommy Haas - Ivo Karlovic - Richard Gasquet - Kevin Anderson - David Ferrer - Michael Russell - Fabio Fognini - Dustin Brown - Somdev Devvarman
i dont see ferrer in there
he plays awaeful well consistently, I can see him come end of Nov
I could see him being there. I mean, if you were to remove Tsonga from that group, could you name two players that are likely to bump him out of the top 8 by the end of the year? I can't say I can, and there is no-one in the immediate vicinity, yet, to really challenge his position.