Maybe woodrow can answer this best, but a few other people probably have the answer, but how exactly and what ranking does Del Potro get if he uses the Protected Ranking? Also how many tournaments can he use it for like is there a cap? Now for another thing if you were Del Po when do you come back? I understand he wants to get back as soon as possible but is there a point in playing the Paris Indoor is my question. Personally I think maybe he should just skip it and spend extra time home rehabbing. Why rush an injury for just one tournament? He won't qualify for the year end and its not a major. Yes master series are important, but I just feel maybe he should use it for extra rehab time, scratch the season and start with a clean slate next season. I like him a lot, that forehand of his is wicked and I would hate to see him rush back to play Paris like he is saying only to injure it for a tournament that really won't get him much in the first place.