Yes, it's quite incredible that in every chunk of the 2016 season to date John has now exceeded his totals from 2015:
Start to DC1 - 175 (75)
Golden Swing - 50 (0)
Clay - 70 (66)
Grass - 110 (70)
NA Summer - 200 (198)
He earned another 202 points after the USO to the end of the season in 2015 - obviously not all will now have to be defended as he hits his 18 tournaments, but it does mean there's still work to do.
John said after his loss to Thiem:
“I feel as if my ranking should be better than what it is. I’ve got to push on and get higher up.”
but it's difficult to see how this can be achieved unless he has an even bigger breakthrough somewhere.
And with the injury to Kyrgios, it's entirely likely that the Asian Challengers he has pencilled into his schedule will be erased after Lleyton gives him a call...