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Exclamation Congrats to Nole - guaranteed World #2 ranking

Just realised that with Murray not playing Rotterdam this year, he will drop 500 points that week, as he has no other countable tournaments. This means that Djoko is guaranteed to be Number Two that week even if Murray wins AO. If Murray wins AO, he would only have a 290 point lead.

Nole can't improve that week, even though he is playing Rotterdam, because although he may score more than the 150 points from Halle '09, he can only count four ATP 500 events and Monte Carlo counts as one of those.

The following week Murray plays Marseilles and will count all his points there and then in Dubai Andy will defend only 90 points, whereas Nole will have to defend 500 points from his win in Dubai '09 less his next best ATP 500 result, which will be his result in Rotterdam. Therefore Nole should try hard in Rotterdam and hope Andy doesn't win in Marseilles or do relatively much better than Nole himself in Rotterdam/Dubai - if he wants to stay #2 for more than a week or two. Luckily for him, Marseille has a very strong field - del Potro, Soderling, Tsonga, Monfils, Simon and, yes, even Robredo!

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Congrats to Nole - it's a little concerning though that he was unable to get there under his own steam though on numerous occasions, including again here.
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That's a bit harsh! The guy was throwing up when 2 sets to 1 up against a former AO finalist!
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That's a bit harsh! The guy was throwing up when 2 sets to 1 up against a former AO finalist!
Fair point and I'm not laying into him - but he's had numerous chances to get to #2 in the last 18 months or so and blown them all.

Maybe getting there like this will release some pressure on him? I think he's really felt it.
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Congrats to Nole - it's a little concerning though that he was unable to get there under his own steam though on numerous occasions, including again here.
How is getting enough points for nr. 2 inability to get there on his own? It's not like he got his points out of people retiring and handing walkovers. He played huge at the end of last year, the fact that he will get the ranking because people have not defended their own points doesn't diminish the achievement IMO.

I get your point but you're a bit harsh I think

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How is getting enough points for nr. 2 inability to get there on his own? It's not like he got his points out of people retiring and handing walkovers. He played huge at the end of last year, the fact that he will get the ranking because people have not defended their own points doesn't diminish the achievement IMO.

I get your point but you're a bit harsh I think
Not intentionally harsh - I just think that, he had a number of matches where, if he'd won it, he would have got to #2 on that one result, in his own hands, rather than other players' decisions propelling him there, and he always lost those matches.

I hope, as I say, that getting there frees him from some pressure, cos I do suspect he has felt the pressure on that subject.
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Djokovic has had his chances to get to no.2 for two years now, he seems to always need help and so far hasnt got it. Wish Murray would play Rotterdam
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well hopefully he can start playing like a #2 soon...
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Paper #2. A fit Rafa still deserves that spot, and Murray and Pony will overtake him this year no doubt.
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well hopefully he can start playing like a #2 soon...
He's getting there, don't worry. The match against Tsonga was just missfortunated. He was in great shape until then. I maintain that 2010 will be Novak's year.



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My GOD!!!!!!!!! That's totally out of my expectation! I am all lamenting about Nole not being able to get to #2 again and suddenly he is GUARANTEED THE RANKING????!!!!!! OMG, tell me it's really true plz....

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Congrats nole.

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congrats Nole.

@pica_pica: Isn't your signature a bit much? It is just a game....

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I'm sure Nole will find a way not to get to no.2

Now serious, I'm really happy. You can say whatever you want, but the guy deserved it.

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