Ferrer to be ranked higher than Nadal after the Australian Open?

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  1. joeri888

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    Wrong. He will have a preserved ranking to get qualification for an event. So if it was an event for which only four plays could qualify, he would get in ahead of Ferrer. For seeding on the other hand, protected ranking does not help if I'm correct.
     
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    It is not about when the draw is made but about when he plays his first tournament after the injury timeout. If he declares himself available for the AO then at the time of the draw it will be apparent that this tournament is more than 6 months after his injury timeout. Therefore, he will be automatically seeded 3.

    Interestingly, it is not in his best interests to play tournaments right at the beginning of the year as this would not be six months from the start of his official injury. If he did that, he'd play whatever ranking he had by the AO (likely 4).
     
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    Did you even read my post?
     
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    True, but he will take the position of the No.3 seed in the draw and position in the draw is critical.
     
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    Nope. I didn't bother.
     
  6. joeri888

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    Uhm, is that true? I don't think so. I think that Delpo was unseeded when he came back, even though his protected ranking let him actually participate with a protected ranking of like '10' or something.
     
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    Not sure how nadal will be when he return probably a but rusty and will ferrer's form carry over?? That's the question
     
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    source: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=328825
     
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    how on earth would that be true?
    this is crap. he is allowed to enter via special exemptions, usually each tournament has 1-2 positions reserved for that. this is not a wild card too.

    the tournament seeding wil be according to the ranking and this has nothing to do with his preserved ranking.

    you can go and check it for example in the draw of the AO 2011:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Australian_Open_–_Men's_Singles

    edit: and here is the official version
    http://www.atpworldtour.com/Rankings/Rankings-FAQ.aspx#protected
     
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  10. Desertman

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    Let's see then
     

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