Happy new year Slasher85 for you and your lovely baby
About the Race, if you plan to implement it, I've looked at how the ATP plans to apply it this year.
In the Rankings FAQ, they write :
The Emirates ATP Rankings Race To London include points earned in 2013 plus points earned at the 2012 Davis Cup final and late-season 2012 Challengers and Futures played after the 2012 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.
And actually it's possible to look at a player's "ranking race for London"'s breakdown, which confirms that they did indeed start from the challengers played during the week of the Davis cup final (12.11.2012), that is after the WTF week : they didn't count the challengers taking place during the WTF (starting on the 05.11.2012)
For instance look at Lacko's Race breakdown : http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/P...t=rb&d=n&ytd=y
he has 170 Race points, which includes 125 points for Helsinki (week starting 12.11.2012) and 45 points for Doha, but doesn't count his 40 points from Bratislava (week starting 05.11.2012).
I checked for Matteo Viola : it's the same.
As for futures, they start with the futures starting 05.11.2012, that is the ones which did count first in the ATP rankings from the 19.11.2012 just like the first challengers they count (starting 12.11.2012) : they are coherent for that (I checked that by looking at Chase Buchanan's Race breakdown : http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/P...t=rb&d=n&ytd=y
However, it's not completely coherent with the idea that the Race is supposed to be 100% coherent with the rankings qualifying for the WTF, that is the ones on the 4th of november 2013.
For that, they should have counted one more week of challengers and futures, that is they should have counted the challengers starting 05.11.2012 which took place during the WTF (like the one in Bratislava won by Rosol), and also the futures starting 29.10.2012.
They didn't. Probably they didn't want to introduce confusion with the fact that the WTF 2012 which took place the same week as those challengers will not count for the qualifying for the WTF 2013 as far as it's concerned, because it's an exception which drops out of the rankings after 51 weeks (except if they changed the rules for the challengers of that week but it doesn't seem so : in the rankings they are still written as dropping on 11.11.2013)
By the way, http://live-tennis.eu/race
had been more coherent with that qualifying for London, counting the challengers starting 05.11.2012 (but not the futures from previous week which they should have also counted to be perfectly coherent).