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View Poll Results: Who will be year end no. 1?
Roger Federer 51 91.07%
Guillermo Coria 0 0%
Andy Roddick 0 0%
Carlos Moya 0 0%
Tim Henman 2 3.57%
Lleyton Hewitt 2 3.57%
Someone else! 1 1.79%
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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-04-2004, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
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The real question, now that Fed won, is:

Is there a chance someone else than Fed will be year end no1?

Roddick would be basically the only "real" contender to me, but he has an awful lot of points to defend in the next monthes.

Anyway, who do you think will be year end no 1?
(i put the top 6 race guys on the list)

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Re: The real question, now that Fed won, is:

Fed and Andy aside, I think Hewitt might be a contender depending on his performances during the American hard court swing and especially the US Open.
Nalbandian could to it- he's closer in terms of points but I just don't think he is mentally strong enough to win in NY.
Coria also perhaps, but again his clay court game I don't think is good enough to see him all the way to a USO title (maybe as far as the semis).

But this win puts Fed in a real good position to do it, considering all the titles he's won already in addition to 2 slams.
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Re: The real question, now that Fed won, is:

No brainer, FEderer will end the year #1. The only other 'contender' is Rodick but he's gonna have to do a repeat of the hardcourt 03 season and have roger lose early all the time for him to have a shot. everyone else is just too far (Coria is close, but he isn't so great on hardcourts)

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Re: The real question, now that Fed won, is:

Barring injury, Federer will end the year #1. He is way out in front in the Race standings.

I just hope someone else can win the U.S. Open. The only people who don't mind seeing someone (in this case Federer) dominate are die-hard fans of that player. It will be better for men's tennis if people like Roddick, Hewitt, and Ferrero can win majors alongside Roger.
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Re: The real question, now that Fed won, is:

PS: Here is the actual race list... a Slam win is 200 pts, a MS win is 100, any other win is around 30-50. TMS is max 160 pts.

That being said, Hewitt and Nalby really seem too far away... (unless there is an injury, which i hope not :P ).

1st Federer, R. 746

2nd Coria, G. 479

3rd Roddick, A. 454

4th Moya, C. 414

5th Henman, T. 319

6th Hewitt, L. 316

7th Gaudio, G. 285

8th Safin, M. 283

9th Nalbandian, D. 252

10th Grosjean, S. 235

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Re: The real question, now that Fed won, is:

Pinky - thanks for that. If Roddick were to win the U.S. Open and Roger lose in the 1st round, Roger would still be #1. There are obviously a lot of tournaments left this year, but Andy will really have to dominate to even threaten for #1.
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Re: The real question, now that Fed won, is:

Anyone besides Roger ending the year number 1 would be undeserved, imo. You win two slams and a bunch of other titles, you should be number 1. He already has 6 titles and two slams. Unless Gaston Gaudio wins the U.S Open, Federer should be end the year number 1.
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Re: The real question, now that Fed won, is:

I hope Lleyton can really bring it home for the rest of the season...he's had a great year so far, so I'd put him as a chance for the us open

but still, I dont think that anyone will come close to knocking Roger off the #1 spot
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Re: The real question, now that Fed won, is:

Safin is going to leapfrog to first place
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Re: The real question, now that Fed won, is:

If you end the year #1 its never undesearving. mind you lets say the year end #1 didn't win a slam, then thats a little weird.

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Re: The real question, now that Fed won, is:

It would be hard for Andy to pass Roger because he has a ton of points to defend in the summer, while Roger has a lot less. Roger had more points to defend in the fall, so I think Andy will have to win the US Open, the Masters Cup and at least two Masters Series events to get to #1.
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Re: The real question, now that Fed won, is:

Roger and Andy are great!
I hope they are the year end #1 and #2 players .
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Re: The real question, now that Fed won, is:

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PS: Here is the actual race list... a Slam win is 200 pts, a MS win is 100, any other win is around 30-50. TMS is max 160 pts.
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1st Federer, R. 686
That's now 746 for Federer of course...
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Re: The real question, now that Fed won, is:

if Roddick does what he did last year (the 2 MS's and the US Open as well as one other smaller tournament) then he might be in with a shot but I cant see anyone but Federer gettin it

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Re: The real question, now that Fed won, is:

I must be confused; I thought the points noted aboved were just for the YEC, where you can only gain throughout the year till the Masters. Doesn't the defense of points come into play only where the entry rankings are concerned, where Federer also leads with 6000+ points. Help me out somebody because I thought the entry rankings were what determined the year-end No. 1 and not the Race Leader.
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