Originally Posted by dr325i
Nadal will NOT be #5 by then when other significant HC Masters are deducted...
He will have to pass others before getting to Djokovic...
you're assuming he won't play Indian Wells and Miami. He is defending SF points in both tournaments. Assuming he defends all his clay points leading up to RG he will still be #5 but a lot can happen I agree. Berdych could gain points at IW or Miami. But it doesn't really matter if he's #5 or #8 as far as the RG draw is concerned. He could potentially face any of the top 4 seeds in the QF there.