Originally Posted by henree
1 (1) 4860 Federer, Roger
2 (2) 4495 Roddick, Andy
3 (3) 3770 Coria, Guillermo
4 (7) 2610 Moya, Carlos
5 (6) 2505 Henman, Tim
6 (4) 2475 Nalbandian, David
7 (5) 2435 Ferrero, Juan Carlos
8 (8) 2190 Schuettler, Rainer
9 (10) 1990 Hewitt, Lleyton
10 (9) 1905 Agassi, Andre
If Fed looses to Hewitt, then Andy will take over the lead, in the Year rankings, not champions race. How many points do you gain from the quarters until the final? How can Fed maintain his ranking at #1?
Note: you are quoting the twelve-month rankings, called the "Entry" rankings by the ATP (and in my opinion, these are the real rankings). The "Race" rankings are the year to date rankings (starting at the beginning of the season).
Race: Federer will be number one in the race after Wimbledon; Roddick is not close enough to overtake him.
Entry: Federer will be number one after Wimbledon if he gets to the final, even if Roddick beats him. If he loses in the semi but Roddick fails to win the title he is still top, and also if he loses today as long as Roddick fails to get to the final.
Put more simply, Roddick will be number one if he wins and Federer is not in the final, or if he is runner-up and Federer loses to Hewitt. Otherwise Roger stays put.
Still sounds complicated enough