Originally Posted by psYcon
As of Monday, Federer will have 11075 points and Novak just 75 points less at 11000.
There are ATP Challenger events available from 80 points to 125 points - if Djokovic acts stubborn (or let's say if Pete pays him) he can play and easily win an 80 point Challenger tournament, he can climb back to #1 spot before Roger can break Sampras' 286 wk record.
Is this even a possibility in this limited timeframe?
Even if Djoker were to win a challenger, it wouldn't reflect on his rankings since it isn't among his best 18 results.
Those 0 pointers for withdrawing from Beijing, Washington, and Shanghai really stand out now.
Also, the trump card - top 10 players cannot play Challenger events.