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ATP decision to stop the season for 6 weeks gives automatically Djokovic 6 more weeks at #1. That means he will reach 287, surpassing Sampras.
Federer still leading, but for how long?

Federer 310
Djokovic 287
Sampras 286
Lendl 270
Connors 268
 

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It's still TBD whether Djokovic automatically takes over, as ATP have yet to announce how the suspended tour will impact rankings etc.
 

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"It’s not beyond the realms of possibility that the European clay-court season (and potentially beyond) is completely wiped out, which would leave both the ATP and WTA Tours with some tricky decisions to make.

Rankings would be heavily affected, about 40% of Rafael Nadal’s current points total (3,900 of 9.850) would drop off if the clay season was completely cancelled compared to roughly 25% of Djokovic’s total figure (2,500 of 10,220). For clay-court specialists, who rely on this period of the year to pick up the bulk of their annual points, a severe rankings slide is a genuine possibility.

Others, such as British No. 1 Dan Evans – who only picked up 51 points in the 2019 clay-court season (about 3% of his ranking points total) – could find his position in the ATP leaderboard significantly strengthened.

It’s tough to enforce any protected ranking scheme – more commonly used for players who suffer long-term injuries – given the sheer volume of players who would be affected. The brutal reality is that players may just be left to accept their fate".
 

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It's asterisked. All those weeks with coronavirus shouldn't count.
 

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They made their decision by dropping Indian Wells points off. Therefore Nirvana3 is completely correct.

Djokovic gets 289 weeks at number one secured. The Madridian week (7th may) counted in. That means he is guaranteed 22 weeks behind the new record.
 

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Djokovic had a mere 135 points to defend in IW and Miami. He would doubtless have remained #1 in the rankings if these tournaments had gone ahead, and would likely have extended his lead over Nadal (who had 360 to defend in IW and might well have skipped Miami again).
 

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Points dropping is just retarded. Some people are losing a shit ton of points over something that they can’t do anything about. People that did really well at these tournaments last year are being punished for it and that is absolute bullshit.
 
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