Originally Posted by sdont
Points from Miami haven't been substracted.
Fed loses 45 points but Nadal was defending 360 points. So it means Nadal can only get to 7300 by RG. Federer is safe before RG and will probably stay ahead of Nadal until Wimbledon.
Ahh, yes forgot about that. Well yeah, instead of it being highly unlikely it is in fact impossible for Fed to be #4 for RG.
Originally Posted by corners
There isn't any difference between 3rd and 4th seeding as far as the draw goes at RG, right? They draw for which of those seeds gets the top half and which goes into the bottom half. So no difference. 4 vs. 5 is the big difference.
What would have to happen for Nadal to drop to 5?
3rd and 4th seed are always on opposite sides of the draw. They can't be in the same half. It's split either 1 & 3 in top half or 1 & 4 in top half, but you never see 3 & 4 in the same half. So there is a big difference in terms of the draw.