Recently after Andy Murray lost in the 3rd round to Stanislas Wawrinka at Monte Carlo Rolex Masters, 2013 , Murray lost his No. 2 ATP Ranking to Roger Federer.
As Andy Murray has skipped Barcelona Open 2013, so he is gonna lose 90 points earned last year.
This is how ATP Points of Federer & Murray will look like on 29.04.2013 (after Barcelona)
So, after Barcelona, we will be left with only 2 tournaments before French Open, 2013 begins.
Picture of Andy Murray on left and Roger Federer taken at WTF 2012
Now, the main questions that are relevant if you a Murray or a Federer fan or ATP rankings fan?
Will Roger Federer be able to retain his #2 ATP Ranking after Madrid Masters or Mutua Madrid Open 2013 or will Andy Murray regain the #2 ranking after Madrid 2013?
As the seedings for French Open will be based on the ATP Rankings announced after Internazionali BNL d’Italia Italian Open 2013 or Rome Masters 2013, so the most important question is will Federer or Murray will be #2 after Rome 2013?
Getting the No. 2 seeding for French Open, 2013 might just make it easier for Murray or Federer (who ever is seeded No. 2) to reach the finals of French Open, 2013 as they won’t have to face the hot favorite Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals of Roland Garros, French Open, 2013.
For an in-depth analysis of Federer & Murray’s ATP ranking leading up to French Open & their possible seeding at French Open, 2013, see this detailed discussion on our forum —
Also, I have been discussing this for quite long now, but still Rafael Nadal has a mathematical chance to regain #4 ATP Ranking from David Ferrer before French Open, 2013.
If you are yet to see, you can see that detailed calculation sheet on our forum & here is the link of that —-
(c) Vibhu batra