Originally Posted by veroniquem
Top 10 is a completely artificial demarcation. It corresponds to nothing tangible and there is no discernable difference between the #10 and the #12. I could understand top 8 because those are the seeds that are supposed to meet in quarters in every tournament. Top 10 has no significance whatsoever in terms of seeding.
No different than your artificial demarcation of Tier 1 events being slams, masters, olympics.