Originally Posted by not_federer
If Fed doesn't defend Madrid what happens with the rankings? I don't really know how to calculate points and all. If Ferrer does well on clay and loses a couple of finals to Nadal, who sweeps the season, could the rankings be Djokovic, Murray, Nadal, Ferrer, Federer in that order? Any projections?
Even if Nadal wins everything (including Madrid), Ferrer can gain big enough to stay ahead of Nadal-
Ferrer is defending:
Monte Carlo 2nd Round.
Nadal is defending:
Monte Carlo Title.
Madrid 3rd Round.
If Ferrer makes the Monte Carlo Final, makes it very hard for Nadal to finish ahead of Ferrer. Ferrer is in good enough form right now to make the SF or Final of Monte Carlo and SF of Madrid.