He couldn't defend most of Montevideo's ranking points.
So his ranking this week (6 Nov. 2006) is #91 (-9).
The good thing is that he has nothing to defend from now on, so his ranking can only get better.
Yes - I don't see any problem with that. Positions in the rankings move a lot between about 120 and 80 and he is pretty much assured of Direct Entry into the Australian open next year whatever happens