So let me see if I understand properly.
Is Mr. duong dropping all points earned after a certain point in time, and then assuming that they don't earn anything in the meantime to predict their potential seeding at a certain target date, counting only the points they've actually earned from a year before the target date?
If that is correct, then I guess the answer to my question about who would be provisional #1 a year from Monday is kind of meaningless. Whoever won the Miami final would be provisional #1 a year later.
If I'm hopelessly off base with my understanding, I might need a more basic explanation if someone wants to take the time
Adding a simple example for one player:
Djokovic will have 12370 points on Monday.
If my target date is anything over one year from Monday, I drop all the points earned between this year and next, and I'm guessing he will have 0?
Or let's make the target date less than a year, say to before the Australian Open next year.
He'll have only the points he's earned since and including the AO this year? 2950? (AO + Dubai + IW + Miami)