I have the feeling that the ranking are much more complicated this year because of the changed schedule because of the Olympics... I get totally confused about when which points come off.
I just hope that Tommy somehow manages to do very well in these next tournaments to get that seeding.
Tommy Haas | Marat Safin | Rafael Nadal | Igor Andreev
That's why I like the ATP Site. It's tells you a player's ranking so you don't have to figure it out yourself And speaking of the ATP Site it shows Tommy's ranking as of today 8/4/08 as being #40 which is up 2 positions
We are back on zero now as Canada has been removed from last year in Tommy's ranking breakdown...Tommy is now #48 but he won't loss any points in future (except 5p from Cincy last year,once they are removed)
So,Tommy will have to do all his best now if he wants to make to the top32 before USO...After all we will be expecting some withdrawals that could lead Tommy to the top32... Hardly but there is still hope that he can do it !
Well, Tommy has it in his own hands, but it's going to be tough. A victory in DC would do it for sure; reaching the final may also suffice in the end. But the semis probably won't be enough.
Wait a sec..I just saw this...Tommy won't have to defend anything here in Wash,as I can see that points from last year are gone ! As Tommy hadn't played any tours last year this time,he will gain now full points from Wash this week.Right?
Also,Tommy will have bonus of 10pt...If I am right those points from Cincy last year will be removed next week and San Jose as non-countable tour will becomes countable...So when San Jose jumps in..That will be 15 point...Minus 5pt from Cincy last year...Equals...10 points...
We are saying that if gets top32,he will avoid players who will be seeded in first two rounds,I think that's very important as he needs a good draw there..
If Tommy is well enough to play anywhere near his normal form, there are many seeded players it wouldn't worry me to have Tommy face. People seem so willing to pick on Tommy--why I don't know Yes all those shoulder surgeries made Tommy unable to play all his career at the level he would have without the surgeries. But when Tommy is feeling well and is on his game he is wonderful to watch playing tennis I really don't think he gets enough credit for what he has been able to do even with those surgeries