Originally Posted by Just like heaven
What about the Davis Cup? Can Ferrer gain points there is Spain wins?
after the Davis cup (actually two weeks later as the schedule is two weeks delayed comparing to last year),
it is actually possible for Ferrer to get ahead of Nadal without playing the WTF Final,
because Ferrer can get 75 points in Davis cup final if he wins two live rubbers,
but also two weeks later than the DC final, Nadal will lose 150-45=105 points from the Davis cup final last year (45=his points from Halle).
Then with a title in Paris + a semifinal in the WTF AND winning all 3 matches in the round-robin AND winning two live rubbers in the DC final
, Ferrer could get ahead of Nadal in the end of the year.
As a matter of fact, if Nadal doesn't play DC final, he will finish the year with 6690 points.
And if what I said happened, Ferrer would have 6705 points.
Ferrer would also get it with a title in Paris+ a final in the WTF if he won two round-robin matches, whatever the Davis cup.
It's possible imo, and the draw in the WTF is quite favourable to him.
The fact that if Nadal doesn't play in Doha, he will lose 90 points there and have 6600 points, would only change something for the AO seeds if Ferrer only won one DC live rubber (in the WTF semifinal case with 3 round robin wins)