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The "Quest for #1" Thread



Ok, since we know that taking the #1 away from the most dominant player in the Open Era (some guy named Federer, maybe you've heard of him, he sounds vaguely familiar to me ) will be tough, i want to make a little list of the points spread, and other considerations needed to wrestle the spot from the grasp of the mighty Fed.

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Re: The "Quest for #1" Thread

Pointless thread.

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Re: The "Quest for #1" Thread

If you had half a brain, X, you'd know the point of the thread

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Originally Posted by Novak Djokovic
Obviously, you play a lot of mind games with yourself, but it is important to always believe that you can play your best, perform your best, and in the end, your convictions are stronger than your doubts.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
If I took the time to respond to every criticism that came across my desk, there would be no time for constructive work.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Humphrey Bogart
The only thing you owe the audience is a good performance
Quote:
Originally Posted by Niccolo Machiavelli
There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.
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Stupid thread.

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Re: The "Quest for #1" Thread

I actually love this thread (hey, I'm new *waves* )
Good to keep track on when it's finally time for Rafa to pass by that Swiss and get the position he deserves
I REALLY hope it's gonna happen this year but then Rafa should be 100% healthy and Roger get injured, which doesn't sound like the scenario as it is now
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I actually love this thread (hey, I'm new *waves* )
Good to keep track on when it's finally time for Rafa to pass by that Swiss and get the position he deserves
I REALLY hope it's gonna happen this year but then Rafa should be 100% healthy and Roger get injured, which doesn't sound like the scenario as it is now
whoever gets the No1 slot from federer should do it from a healthy Federer not an injured one! Otherwise it'd be an anticlimax and the number 1 wouldn't mean as much, becuase everyone would be thinking " yeah you're number 1, but your only so, cause the real number 1 is injured!"
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That's true for sure and I don't wish that Roger gets injured haha
but I want Rafa to get that number one position so badly
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Jeebus...!

Rafa's already suffering way too much from all the ridiculuous high expectations set on him, no?
At least, that's what I think. No offense meant or whatsoever....

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Jeebus...!

Rafa's already suffering way too much from all the ridiculuous high expectations set on him, no?
At least, that's what I think. No offense meant or whatsoever....
its week by week, love, its not like im predicting him to win anything and everything under the sun, while Federer loses 1st round all over the place

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Originally Posted by Novak Djokovic
Obviously, you play a lot of mind games with yourself, but it is important to always believe that you can play your best, perform your best, and in the end, your convictions are stronger than your doubts.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
If I took the time to respond to every criticism that came across my desk, there would be no time for constructive work.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Humphrey Bogart
The only thing you owe the audience is a good performance
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Originally Posted by Niccolo Machiavelli
There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.
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Re: The "Quest for #1" Thread

I still believe in miracles!

Let's all have hope and believe that this year will be Rafa's even if the start wasn't good at all.

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Re: The "Quest for #1" Thread

I's really like for Rafa to be #1... but I doubt if he's gonna make it.. Fed is too good but I like Roger so it's not too bad
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ok, first big tourney of te year, Rafa needs a really good AO

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Originally Posted by Novak Djokovic
Obviously, you play a lot of mind games with yourself, but it is important to always believe that you can play your best, perform your best, and in the end, your convictions are stronger than your doubts.
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Originally Posted by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
If I took the time to respond to every criticism that came across my desk, there would be no time for constructive work.
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Originally Posted by Humphrey Bogart
The only thing you owe the audience is a good performance
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There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.
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Re: The "Quest for #1" Thread

Let's just see what happens, and not contribute to the (over)hyping too much, I'd say. Hoping for him to do very well, of course!

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Re: The "Quest for #1" Thread

well, a good performance, he made up 250 points on Fed with his QF appearance. He plays DC next, im sure his injury will be ok. (btw, doesnt he always seem to be hurting somewhere? ) Then, hes got Marseille, where he is defending 90 semifinalist points, with the opportunity to gain 110 with a win

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Originally Posted by Novak Djokovic
Obviously, you play a lot of mind games with yourself, but it is important to always believe that you can play your best, perform your best, and in the end, your convictions are stronger than your doubts.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
If I took the time to respond to every criticism that came across my desk, there would be no time for constructive work.
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Originally Posted by Humphrey Bogart
The only thing you owe the audience is a good performance
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Originally Posted by Niccolo Machiavelli
There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.
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Re: The "Quest for #1" Thread

I like the idea of him being #1

But...I hope he realizes that we aren't pressuring him. When it happens, it happens. If not, that's okay too.
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