Originally Posted by tangerine_dream
If Andy should win Queen's again this year then I would not doubt that Wimbledon would seed him No. 2 again.
I have hope for that. When I understand this formula correctly, it could become a close affair.
Last year the formula was:
1. Take INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking points at Monday, June 13, 2005
2. Add 100% of points earned for all grass court tournaments in the previous 12 months
3. Add 75% of points earned at a player’s best grass court event in the 12 months before that
so currently it would be:
2. 700 (Wimbledon final) + 225 (Queen's) = 925
3. his best grass court event "in the 12 months before that" would be also his Wimbledon final?! 2004 then, right? Or what do they mean? I'm unsure about this term actually
So it would be 75% of 700 = 525
2715 + 925 + 525 = 4165
Is that right how I translated the words into numbers?
Presumed Nadal is winning Monte Carlo again he will be around 4350 again (you hardly have to worry about the grass points that Nadal adds due to the formula). So Andy's #2 seed for Wimbledon is not yet totally out of reach. It depends on him if he is defending Queen's again and if he makes some more rounds in the clay tournaments he is playing and also heavily on Nadal; first let him win Monte Carlo, then has to defend another Masters and a Slam. Enough points on stake if you look at it this way.