Last years' LDAs for the remaining M1000s and strongest ATP500s were:
: 61 / 60(2012)
: 47! / 50(2012) / 46(2011)
: 56 / 68(2012)
: 55 / 61(2012)
: 73 / 68(2012)
: 47! / 47!(2012) / 43!(2011)
He may also receive wildcards.
...In 2012 (iirc) he said something like he would retire once he can't make the main draws of the M1000s anymore.
He was certainly talking about a permanent inability to make direct entries to them,
but maybe he has lowered his claims anyway since then.
I mean, there is good money also in the ATP500s, and the 250s aren't so bad either.
As long as he remains in the top80 or top90 it might be possible for him to get a reasonable tour schedule together.
As a former regular top5 player he won't enjoy that too much.
On the other hand, what better could he do instead?
There are some chances that nothing in his life is so urgent that it couldn't be easily postponed for one or two more years on the tour,
and keeping up the passion for the game while still in the top90 is doable with the right mindset.
Originally Posted by Davydenko