Originally Posted by NYCtennisfan
If Roger can win the AO, he will be the first player ever with over 7000 ranking points. He would have 7275 points if he wins and he would have 6975 if he loses in the final.
As it is, he cannot be caught in the rankings until the end of the Monte Carlo event. This could only happen if Fed does not even play another tournament until then and Rafa wins every single match or goes 28-0 when he comes back. That would make it 114 straight weeks at least at #1. If he wins the AO final, he can't be caught until the end of Hamburg with him again not playing at all and Rafa going 42-0. That would make it 118 straight weeks at #1.
Was your calculation taking into account the points that Rafa will lose from not playing AO? That's only 30 points .... so probably not a big deal. I think Rafa will not play so many small clay tournaments again as it takes up a lot of travel time etc. He's probably going to pace himself so he doesn't feel worn out at the end of the year.
Your info is good to know, but I don't think it would be the case that Roger would miss Rotterdam, or Indian Wells. He seems to really like the conditions at Indian Wells. As for Miami that could go either way. If Roger wins IW he might not want to play Miami right afterward again. Nadal got an easy draw up to the final at Miami last year. It remains to be seen how he'd do there with more challanging rounds such as perhaps Blake, Monfils, Roddick, Berdych in his path.