my friend has just emailed this to me (confusing but hopefully correct!):
Tim 745 (= 815 - 75 (PTD) + 5 (19th best))
... and if Tim loses to Thomas Johansson in R1, he will drop from GB no. 1 to GB no. 3 at the end of next week, even if Greg and Andy both lose too.
For Tim to end the week back ahead of Greg, he must:
- reach the QFs if Greg loses in R1
- reach the SFs and get one round further than Greg if Greg gets past R1
For Tim to end the week back ahead of Andy, he must:
- get one round further in Rotterdam than Andy does in Memphis
For Andy to leapfrog both Tim and Greg to become GB no. 1 in a week's time, he must satisfy all of the following:
- reach at least the QFs
- win at least one more match than Greg does
- go out no more than one round earlier than Tim
"Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever" - Lance Armstrong
World #1 that's stretching it a wee bit. British #1 no doubt this week or in the next few weeks.
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It's immaterial. At the moment he is the best British player, no matter what the rankings say. His level is improving all the time, wile the others have (at best) stagnated, and the rankings take the last 12 months into account. He is a completely different player to he was 12 months ago.
I shouldn't think he's deeply fussed about British #1, what he wants is to keep improving his world ranking.