Originally Posted by Mark Lenders
He's not stupid in scheduling. He needs to play every MM event he can because that's the only way he can keep his inflated ranking for as long as possible.
I probably shouldn't reply to this. But in any case, if ATP 250/500 events were non-countable, Ferrer would still be ranked where he is now. And no, his ranking doesn't give him any advantage over the other members of the top 8.