Re: Will Federer regain the #1 spot and break Sampras's record for most weeks at the
I think Federer is best served by entering M-C and seeing what happens. He could get lucky and get a week or two at #2 as last year's points drop a week early. Then depending on how things go he has the choice to drop out of Rome (while the rest of the boys are bludgeoning each other to death) to rest up before RG.
Another minor point, it adds another "500" so that he does not need to take a "0" whereas his competitors are likely to have more "0's." This could be important by the time we get to Asia circuit