The Spanish players at the top took a week off but are back in action this week. That allowed Rainer Schuettler to hit the century mark and move into 3rd place. His semifinals appearance at the Masters Cup was his 100th match of the year. Roger Federer won the Masters Cup and moves into 5th place. Andy Roddick also got in 4 matches there and reaches the top 10. But the players in the lower ranks are not done yet and they still have a chance to move up.
As we suspected, the Masters Cup with its round robin format, saw some of the top players slip in the standings. Andre Agassi suffered 2 losses, both to Federer, and falls to #5. Guillermo Coria also fell out of the top 10. At the top, Young-Joon Kim won a match and then withdrew from his second round match without playing. So he gets a win to move to 30-3 and stays at #1. Andrea Stoppini of Italy has won the first three legs of the Italy #7 satellite and moves his record to 42-9, enough to reach the top 10 at #6. Wesley Whitehouse also reaches the top 10 after reaching the semifinals in what results we have so far from the South/Central Africa satellite. (Results included are only through two of the quarterfinals). And Roger Federer was the only one to come out of the Masters Cup unscathed and stays at #8.