As I told Nadal2, here's a bit from the rankings guru at Bob Larson Tennis: "The question now becomes, Can Fed be overtaken for #1 this year? It's a good question. The #2 guy in the Race is Guillermo Coria, and he isn't likely to make up that kind of ground on hardcourt or indoors. The same is true of Carlos Moya, #4 in the Race. Tim Henman, the #5, likes those surfaces a little better -- but he's more than 400 Race points behind Federer; the gap is just too big. That leaves Roddick, the #3 player in the Race. He's almost 300 points behind Federer -- but we have two hardcourt Masters and the U. S. Open coming up. And the Masters Cup. Roddick's loss leaves him a fairly distant #2 -- but he played Federer tough on what is surely a Federer surface; one has to suspect that Roddick will earn more hardcourt points than Federer. Of course, he also has more to defend. A lot more. There seems no chance of him regaining the #1 spot during the hardcourt season. But maybe, just maybe, at the Masters Cup. Don't bet too much on it, though. It's going to be a tough task."