Originally Posted by sbengte
I understand how the ranking system works, I just wanted to know the exact points calculation for the scenario being discussed. For instance, can Fed afford to not win Basel (i.e drop a few points there) and still get back #1 from Djoker who will drop all his Basel points. I guess I would get my answer if I looked up how much the point differential between these two would be if Fed loses to Wawa and Djoker wins Shanghai.
Thanks, that answers my question.
Yeah, he can't afford to lose any points. Because the difference between the title and the final is 200 points (title - 500 points, final - 300 points), which is more than what Djokovic will drop if he doesn't play (180).