Sorry for just bumping in like this, but I'm curious Rafa's fan. Read this, please. (it's from the ATP rulebook).
Rafa didn't play Miami, AO. Does it mean that points from Chile Open could be counted instead. He played so far 15 tournaments, plus Basel and Paris it will be 17, so he won't surpass the number of 18 tournaments.
You only talk how Rafa is yet to fulfill this commitment in Basel.
How about Djokovic? Djokovic played only two ATP 500 tournaments this year (Dubai and Beijing) and there is only one ATP 500 tournament left (Basel/Valencia) so it's impossible for him to fulfill the commitment of four (4). What are penalties in his case and how it will affect his ranking on Monday of November 4th?
Thank you guys.
Nadal skipped Miami Open due to his knee problems. A player can skip with medical proof. I am not sure though if you should count the last 18 played tournaments..
Is 500 series also mandatory?