Well, the action only really begins to hot up from now, with Tuesday's OOP no doubt featuring some R2 action. Away from the Shanghai hunt...as you'll notice, I've updated the individual nation battles, and, over the last few weeks, Bolelli
has made a bit of a move. Qualifying, and reaching R2, this week, gives him 10 extra points, putting him now within just 7pts of Seppi, the current Italian #1. A win over Blake (not impossible by any means) would give him 8 further points, which could enable him to pip Seppi by 1 mere Race point!
Obviously, the other Italian players didn't really feature in the battle for the national #1 ranking, but these two have been having quite a fight for it over the season (and the lead has swapped several times).
Cilic can take over the mantle of Croat #1 (from Karlovic), should he beat Granollers (which should be expected) - quite a year he has had...