With Andy out, if Rafa goes deep in Montreal and his fitness holds up on the hard courts Andy will be looking at an end of year ranking of 3.
Ah, but there is an if in that sentence. What happens if Nadal doesn't hold up during the rest of the hard court season - which is exactly what I expect, he doesn't look fit to me in Montreal, let alone what he'll be like the rest of the season. What happens if Andy wins Cinci (not entirely expecting that, but he could) and the USO again. What if Andy wins Shanghai again or the WTF? That latter one wouldn't surprise me one bit.
It's fine, with all due respect, to band ifs about, but perhaps we shouldn't only do it on the basis of Andy not doing well for the rest of the year on the basis of one loss.