Originally Posted by deb.
Maybe they do a little bit, but I think most players would tell you that they'd rather be consistently playing well and winning matches - because obviously if that's happening their ranking will go up, AND it means they're playing well and progressing. I really really doubt they go to the ATP site and look at how many points they defended or anything like that.
If i would be a professional sportsman, i would definately go to the sites and check everythink! your ranking is very important for the draws...