Originally Posted by Beforehand
If Roger wins Cincinnati, Rafael will be hard pressed to catch him, won't he?
Federer has not a single point from Paris or Madrid, and really only has a bundle of points from the U.S. Open. Nadal has no optionals left, if I'm not mistaken, so is it just a matter of Federer not imploding at the U.S. and putting some work in at his optionals in Basel and Bangkok?
Don't forget Federer has quite a lot from the TMC too - the max 750.
Nadal is allowed an extra optional until Bercy as he wasn't ranked high enough for direct entry last year, but that only lets him gain 190 at the very most.