Re: Champions race standing - updated Thursday: Schuettler again #5
If you ask me... the best players so far are Federer and Agassi, and they are my favorites to reach the final...
But let's get back to business...
As expected, Schuettler's stay in #5 lasted just about 6 hours, until Agassi's win over Nalbandian last night put him back in 5th place and relegated Schuettler to 6th.
The loser of Agassi vs Schuettler semifinal on Saturday will end the year in #6. The winner will overtake Coria in 4th place, unless Guillermo beat Roddick tonight and Federer tommorrow and reach the final. If that happends, the winner in the final will end the year in #4 and the loser in #5. Which means that Coria must win the title to stay in #4, and otherwise he will be #5.
Schuettler is now on court in his last round-robin match against Moya. If he wins this match, Schuettler will once again pass Agassi into 5th place, but as far as the year-end ranking is concerned, this match is meaningless.
Earlier this afternoon (Houston time), Federer easily beat Ferrero and maintained his chance for the year-end #2, and secured himself the 3rd place.
Following Nalbandian's loss to Agassi last night, it was confirmed that he will end this year in #8 and Moya in #7, so the places left to be decided are 2nd and 3rd between Ferrero and Federer, 4th, 5th and 6th between Coria, Agassi and Schuettler.
Those places will be decided by the results of the semifinals and final:
If Federer win the SF (against Roddick or Coria) and the final he'll be #2 and Ferrero #3, otherwise he'll be #3 and Ferrero #2.
If Coria beat Roddick tonight, Federer tommorrow and either Agassi or Schuettler on Sunday he'll be #4, if he loses any match he'll be #5.
The loser between Agassi and Schuettler will be #6, the winner will be #4 if Coria is eliminated before the final. If Coria reaches the final, whoever wins on Sunday will be #4 and the loser will be #5.
Last edited by nitsansh; 11-14-2003 at 07:15 PM.