I read some rules, and found in APPENDIX 7 EXPLANATION OF ADJUSTED AND NOTIONAL RANKING which state the purpose of notional ranking adjustment. 1.1.1. When a pair is newly-formed (e.g. because of injury or a change in partnership), the new pair may be composed of two strong players who would in all likelihood achieve a high WR once they have played together for some time. 1.1.2. Notional ranking is a method to estimate the strength of such newly-formed pairs, and to seed them when appropriate. 1.1.3. The pre-requisite for having notional ranking is the player(s) must have played with different partners during the 52 weeks period prior the seeding date. Cai&Fu re-formed on laste years AE, and they did not played with other players during 52 weeks period prior to TC seeding date, thus should not be regard as newly-formed pair, right? In this case, in my point of view, notional point adjustment rules is not appropriate to them this time.