If you reached this article while searching Novak Djokovic has regained No. 1 & Roger Federer is now No. 2 on 5th November, 2012, read how the ATP Points & rankings look like as of today & why Roger Federer lost 3000 ATP point in his ranking points on 5th November, 2012 (& also read in great details for how many weeks Roger Federer No. 1) & how will the Rankings change after World Tour Finals, 2012, see this detailed write-up here :::::::::::
Now, Roger Federer after beating Stan Wawrinka in the third round has ensured that he will be ranked No. 1 after Shanghai Masters, 2012 on 15th October, 2012, but, still the rankings point that the Top 3 earn at Shanghai Masters, 2012 will play an important role in deciding who ends the year-end as No. 1....
For my detailed commentary on ATP Ranking scenarios post Shanghai Masters, 2012, read this article -----
Keep reading this whole article for understanding about Ranking points for the last 3 weeks & how Roger Federer completed 300 weeks at ATP No. 1
As all of you must be aware that Roger Federer completed 297 weeks at ATP No. 1 in the rankings last declared on 24th September, 2012.
Photo edit by Ermira Federer
& Here is a quick reminder on how the ATP Ranking points of TOP 20 look like as last announced on 24th September, 2012
As neither Novak Djokovic, nor Roger Federer is playing this week (24 September- 30 September), so, there won't be any change in the ranking points of Top 4.
So, in the next ATP ranking points that will be declared on 1st October, 2012, Roger Federer will complete 298 weeks at ATP No. 1.
The next ATP 500 Tournament featuring Novak Djokovic starts in Beijing, China from 1st October, 2012
Thou, some very well known TOP 21 players including David Ferrer, Tsonga, Isner, Cilic, Gasquet, Dolgopolov, Tommy Haas are in the fray for China Open, 2012, but, it will be very safe to presume that Novak Djokovic has the best chance to win China Open 2012 for third time.
So, if Djokovic wins China Open 2012, then in the next ATP Rankings to be declared on 8th October, 2012,
1. Roger Federer will be on 11,805 points
2. Novak Djokovic(if he wins China Open) will be on 10,970 points.
As you can see, thus Roger Federer will complete 299 weeks at ATP Number 1 on 8th October, 2012.
As the next tournament immediately after China Open is the Shanghai Masters, 2012 (ATP 1000) & no one is 100% sure if Roger Federer will play in Shanghai or not. To keep track if Roger Federer will play in Shanghai or not, see this post.
So, for all you stats lover, this post by me, covers both scenarios as to when Roger Federer will reach 300 weeks at ATP No. 1 :::
(i) If Roger Federer plays Shanghai Masters, 2012, when & how will Roger Federer reach 300 weeks at ATP No. 1?
As Roger Federer is playing Shanghai Masters, 2012 (so, you can ignore the other explanation or read on, to gain, some more insights on how ATP Ranking points work).
(ii) If Roger Federer skips Shanghai Masters, 2012, when & how Roger Federer will reach 300 weeks at ATP No. 1 & in that case, can Roger Federer reach this 300 weeks mile-stone in 2012?
So, keep reading to know, when will this come true?
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Now, that Roger Federer has defeated Stan Wawrinka in the 3rd round of Shanghai Masters, 2012, he is assured of 300 weeks at ATP No. 1 on 15th October, 2012. Read more about that match here.
Keep reading this article for detailed commentary covering all scenarios from Day-1 till date ....
Edited by mohit, 05 November 2012 - 07:13 PM.
update after Roger Federer's victory over Wawrinka in third round of Shanghai Masters, 2012