Originally Posted by JMG
There are 8 top20 players in Rotterdam. That's all. Kiefer ranking will drop from week 8 to 12.
Damn, you're right. I even counted 9 so far!
Federer, Safin, Agassi, Robredo, Youzhny, Hrbaty, Ljubicic, Lopez, Davydenko
Mary, when I recently told you that Kiwi could be seeded for this tournament I was looking at the entry list which comes out 6 weeks prior to the tournament normally. But for determining the seeds the recent ranking is taken at the time the draw is made. I messed these two things up at the time I was talking to you
Therefore Kiwi won't be seeded and could run into a dangerous or very hard opponent again.
Sorry for making you false hopes when saying that he will be seeded and joking around "maybe he gets an Arab qualifier or wildcard in the 1st round"
okay, he still could get a qualifier or a wildcard or another easy opponent even when he is non-seeded, but a bit less likely...
All we can do is hope for a favourable first round match so that he can build up some pace for the rest and gets used again to the feeling of winning a match!