In the coming weeks, David will lose further points:
- 65 he gained in the Davis Cup semifinal last year,
- 90 from reaching the quarterfinal at Tokyo and
- 45 from the second round at Shanghai.
Which means that from now until the start of the indoor swing David will lose another 200 ranking points and with them around 30 positions in the rankings (he'll probably end up somewhere in the mid-70s).
The indoor swing is only three weeks this season, not counting in the World Tour Final. The first of those three weeks David will spend at Stockholm, where he'll return to playing on the Tour. That much is already known.
The entry lists for the second week of the indoor swing are out. And David's name is on the list for Valencia. As it turns out, I was bit too optimistic, thinking he'd make the main draw. But it was close - right now, he's on top of the alternate list, one withdrawal away.
But for making the main draw at the Paris Masters, held in the third and last week of the indoor swing, he won't be ranked high enough. Which means that if David wants to play it, he'll need a wildcard from the organisers, or he'll have to play qualies.
Because of the pain in the wrist the doctor says I should take a complete rest for two weeks. I'll try and do the impossible to be there against the Czech RepIn the coming days, he'll decide whether or not he'll risk playing the tie against the advice of his doctors (also known as the David way of doing things). If Delpo can't play it's going to be a very difficult tie for the Argentine team and and it'll probably also get very difficult to keep David from trying to play...