If you reached this article, wanting to read has Djokovic regained No. 1 ranking before the start of World Tour Finals, 2012, the answer is yes. Read this detailed post to know how the ATP rankings & points look like on 5th November, 2012 & how are the rankings likely to look like after World Tour Finals 2012 ON 12th November, 2012, in this detailed write-up here ----
The Clay season is about to begin . From Federer's perspective the big question is can he regain the no.2 spot before the French Open ?
Ok, now, that Roger Federer has regained No. 2 ranking after Madrid Open, we made a completely new post on what Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal need to do to retain/regain no. 2 ranking after Italian Open, 2012 :: French Open seedings will be done after Italian Open, 2012, so that's why, Italian Open, 2012 is so crucial ----
As Federer doesn't have too many points to defend before Roland Garros it is a great opportunity for him to regain the #2 spot before French Open . As far as the current situation is concerned here are the points the top players have to defend before French Open .
Novak Djokovic - 1000 (Won Madrid ) + 1000 ( Won Rome ) = 2000
Rafael Nadal - 1000 ( Monte Carlo ) + 600 ( For Madrid Final ) + 600 ( Rome Final ) = 2200 [ Plus Nadal won Barcelona as well which is an ATP 500 tournament , so he should have to defend 500 points for that tournament , but as ATP has a best of 4 rule for the 500 tournaments points of that tournament could be adjusted later in the year as well. We will have to wait & see that. ]
Roger Federer - Roger has the least number of points to defend before the French Open among the top 4 .He only needs to defend 360 ( Madrid semi final last year ) + 45 ( Rome 3 rd Round ) .
So only a total of 405 points .
Andy Murray - 360 ( Monte Carlo Semi ) + 45 ( Madrid Semi ) +360 ( Rome Semi ) = 765
The Current ATP Ranking Points of the Top 4 Players :
1. Novak Djokovic - 12670
2. Rafael Nadal - 9935
3. Roger Federer- 9035
4. Andy Murray - 8040
Rankings as declared on 2nd April, 2012..
The gap between Roger and Rafa is currently 900 points . If Federer manages to win either Madrid or Rome masters or even make 2 finals and Nadal falters in any of those clay events Fed could very well regain the #2 Spot before RG begins . It would be great if he can do that , in that way Djokovic & Nadal could potentially end up in the same half of the draw at the French Open , which is the best case scenario for Roger . Well good luck to our maestro , hope he has a great clay season . Allez
PS : For every one, wanting to understand how these top players lose points for losing early in an ATP 1000 masters, see the points as on 19-03-2012
See, how Roger Federer & Rafael Nadal lost points for losing early in Miami Masters, 2012 as they were semi finalist & finalist in 2011.
While, Novak Djokovic's points remained same as he was the winner of Miami Masters in 2011 also.
Also, do notice the points of Murray changing positively.
PS: If the above mentioned points change is to happen, then for the French Open, 2012
Novak Djokovic will be seeded no. 1,
Roger Federer No. 2 seed,
Rafael Nadal No. 3 seed,
Andy Murray no. 4 ,
David Ferrer or Tomas Berdych No. 5 for the French Open, 2012 (Roland Garros) starting from May, 2012 at Paris, France.
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