I'm not in a hurry for Andy to make no 1; plenty of time. Let's just enjoy what he's achieved this year and hope he ends on a high note at WTF.
The last thing he needs is more pressure and expectation. Now he's got the Slam monkey off his back let's actually try and enjoy his matches without all this worry about rankings and whatnot. For me personally I'm not even considering him being number one until the point that it becomes a very realistic shout (ie within 1000 points of top spot).
My senitments too Ruthie. Andy's achieved far more this year than anyone expected he would, probably including Andy himself. Let the No.1 ranking come when it will.
And as far as Basel goes, Andy may be down as playing but these things are usually arranged well in advance. With only a week between Shanghai and there it wouldn't surprise me if Andy pulled out nearer the time if he's still feeling the effects of his bronchial infection. Viruses can be pretty draining even in the fittest of people and on top of that there's the long flight time plus recovery from jetlag plus acclimatisation. He's got nothing to lose, so why hammer himself with Paris and the WTF so close?
Yep. I'd love him to be in top condition for Basel and to win in Federer's own turf, but if he's not at full fitness I don't want to see him risking his health for the WTF. I have faith in Andy and his camp though that they will make the right decision.