Originally Posted by Jorge
If Puerta doesn't wins at RG there's no way to see him at the YEC. Once the claycourt season ends that's the end of the road to Shanghai for him. Probably he will finish the year as top 20 though.
About Davydenko he is more versatile than Puerta but I don't see him finishing better than 5 or 6 dudes who are behind him in this moment.
Puerta will be ranked 11 in the entry rankings on Monday assuming he loses the final. Were he to win he would move up to number 8. As he played on the challenger curcuit last year he doesnt have many points to defend either. He does have a real chance to finish the season in the top 10. I'm sure he will be playing half a dozen or so clay events after the grasscourt season so he will be able to add some points to his total too. But yes getting into the top 8 assuming he doesn't win on Sunday will require a few hardcourt wins as well. It will be close. I predict a finish between 8 and 10.
Davydenko will finish in the top 8 for sure unless he is injured or goes on a terrible winless tear.