Normally the alternate player is the highest ranked player who is not a direct entry to the Masters Cup (next: 2nd highest ranked player, ...)
Originally Posted by BAMJ6
And as for actual players who could be alternates. Could Blake and/or Ginepri become alternates for Shanghai this year, maybe 1 even making the Top 8 outright?
Yes, I believe mathematically one of them could still make the top 8 outright (if they win virtually everything that is left for the season).