CD - all I'm saying is that there is no shame in #3. Nadal will never challenge for most weeks at #1, so why not just forget about the ranking and focus on cleaning up the clay? Roger has proven you can clean up lots of titles at #3.
i never said anything about "most weeks at #1" old sport.
still if you want to win slams, it is best to stay at #1 or #2.
you also start to lose some of your additional endorsement potential if you start to drop in rankings.
so nobody really wants to drop. the trick is to move up or at least maintain.