Andy's guaranteed to be number 3 seed in Paris - Fed can't gain any points in Basel as he's defending champion and will lose 250 points on Monday when his Stockholm points are taken off. So even if Andy doesn't play Valencia he'll still be number 3
Perhaps they don't update the entry list seedings until the draw is made? It's a shame about Soderling not being able to take part in Paris, especially as he's the defending champion. I hope his mono doesn't end up being another Ancic case.
Thanks for the information. I wasn't quite sure what the position was here. Federer must be aware of the situation, but I think it might be a bit disrespectful to him (or any other player in the same position) to have the seedings updated so far in advance of the tournament.
Very sad about Soderling, especially as so much of his career has been plagued with injuries, so just as he seems to be getting somewhere this has to happen. I really do hope his career doesn't end as Ancic's has.
Whats the problem of having a needle to test blood. I'm diabetic and have to do it every day you get used to it.
I'm diabetic too, and an insulin-dependent one at that, but I also appreciate that there are some people who find the thought of having needles inserted into their bodies extremely frightening (trypanophobia to give it its proper name). Even the thought of a small injection scares them never mind what can be involved in taking a blood test - something which for most is straightforward but for others like myself whose veins are difficult to find, it can be a prolonged and rather unpleasant procedure.