This thread needs a bump.
Technically, Ferrer to be ranked higher than Nadal at the end of 2012 would have to:
- beat Llodra in the SF and Janowicz in the F of the Paris Masters. Looks doable
- advance to the final of the WTF - ok he's got Federer in his group but also Tipsarevic and Del Potro, reaching the semis is possible for him
- win the semis. This is the most difficult part. He would have to beat probably either Murray or Djokovic.
Just shows you how pointless H2H's are. Nadal beat Fed but in the end it meant jack, they both walked away with nothing. It's about winning titles.