Re: Once Roger drops to No.3/No.4?
Well, you suggest two very interesting options. If he goes down to #3, he would likely be ranked between #2 and #4 for a while, but who knows how long. At some point his ranking would go up, or go down. But if he drops to #4???? Oh man, in that case he would be ranked lower than #3. Still, #5 would be lower ranked that him, so that's something to watch. In the end, I guess he would also either rise his ranking, or lower it, depending on many factors.
That's what I think would happen.
Nadal career prediction: 6 RG, 2 Wimbledon, 1 Australian Open, 1 US Open
, 2 Master Cup, 20 Master Series
, 65 titles.
(Predicted before RG 2008 when he had 3xRG)
The inhabitants of the Balearic Islands are said to have been the inventors of slings, and to have managed them with surprising dexterity, owing to the manner of bringing up their children. The children were not allowed to have their food by their mothers till they had first struck it with their sling.
~Vegetius, De Re Militari, late 4th century
Nadal: the last Balearic Slinger, the ultimate product of natural selection. Feel the weight of the centuries in the Topspin from Hell!