The Entry Protection shall be in effect for either the first nine tournaments that the player competes in using the Entry Protection (excluding wild cards and entries as a Direct Acceptance with his current position in the South African Airways ATP Rankings) or for the period up to nine months beginning with the first tennis event that the player competes in, whichever occurs first.
So the protected ranking can be used for either 9 tournaments or 9 months. How many tournaments did he play since his comeback?
Tommy Haas | Marat Safin | Rafael Nadal | Igor Andreev
I'm sure he'll be happy to pick up enough points to be seeded, if he can. And, with the recent wins, he'll likely get more wild cards, so he can avoid qualifying rounds. No need to take any more injury (or loss) risks than necessary!
Well the ATP site has Tommy ranked at #25 as of 6/8/12 while on the site you gave he is #24! I never dreamed he could get back that high in the rankings with all his health problems! But I'm glad he did And greedy me would like to see him go even higher
“I have a, shall we say, morbid personality.”
― Novala Takemoto, Missin' (Novel)
Mae, he will go even higher after this week! He didn't play Canada last year so all of these points are net gains. The people just above him in the rankings have only a few more points than he does, and they could lose some. He played great in today's match against Simon.