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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-09-2010, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
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Federer to be world number 4 after the us open?

I have just looked at the points and unless roger really steps up in the two master series he could be in danger of going to world number 4, possibly 5, if soderling anf murray both excel in the next 5 weeks:


Federer now : 6795
- 180 canada
- 1000 cincinnati
- 1200 Us open

Federer after Us open : 4415


Murray now : 5305
- 1000 canada
- 360 cincinnati
- 180 Us open

Murray after US open : 3765


Soderling now : 4740
- 0 canada
- 10 cincinnati
- 360 Us open

Soderling after Us open : 4370



As you can see its going to be very tight and a good us open series from any of them could see them clinch 4th
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Re: Federer to be world number 4 after the us open?

Soderling will definitely be 3rd. Murray and Federer will be close for 4th with Murray slightly ahead.
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If you'd told someone a couple years ago that Soderling would be ranked ahead of Federer in 2010 you'd get slapped.
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Re: Federer to be world number 4 after the us open?

Would it be so bad if he's ranked 4th or 5th? It's a normal ageing process. It happens to every player.
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It's pretty much a coin toss to me looking at the points. But it wouldn't surprise me at all if he steps up and win 2 of the 3 events and stays #3.
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Re: Federer to be world number 4 after the us open?

He'll stay in the top 3.

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Would it be so bad if he's ranked 4th or 5th? It's a normal ageing process. It happens to every player.
But not to Federer. Remember, he's just "injured".

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But not to Federer. Remember, he's just "injured".
agreed, he'll be the best player in the world even in his 60's
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But not to Federer. Remember, he's just "injured".
What's the need for such a comment? You don't like it when people on MTF accuse Rafa of mentioning his injuries so why do you have a dig at Roger yourself?

I really don't know why people make such a fuss about the rankings. When you play well the results will follow and it will show in the ranking. Roger had a lot of points to defend from last year which he wasn't able to do. He has an advantage to other players that he can gain a lot of points in the next season. Will it happen? It has to be seen.
Will his career been overshadowed now that he has slipped down in the rankings? Of course not as nothing will ever take away what he has achieved in tennis.

I read a really good comment from Murray about Roger's situation:

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Murray is not surprised that former world number one Federer's previous dominance has waned.

"He had three or four years of unbelievable consistency. It was incredible," said the Scot, who lost to Federer in the season's first Grand Slam the Austrsalian Open.

"That's almost impossible to keep, especially on the body.

"But at the later stages of big events he's one of the guys who are usually there. He's up there with the best in the world.

"It's not always about the rankings. If he's third or 10th, he still feels confident. He believes he can beat anyone."
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Re: Federer to be world number 4 after the us open?

u make too much of rankings lol.
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Re: Federer to be world number 4 after the us open?

How can some say rankings don't matter? Isn't that what the ATP is all about? Otherwise what's the point in playing matches and collecting points? I suspect it would be an entirely different story if Federer was still number one, then we'd never hear the end of people crowing and gloating about how many weeks cummalatively he's been number one. That was the talking point not too long ago until it all went pear shaped. But now 'suddenly' rankings don't matter.

Weird.
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What's the need for such a comment? You don't like it when people on MTF accuse Rafa of mentioning his injuries so why do you have a dig at Roger yourself?
The comment obviously refers to the fact that Federer almost never gives credit to his opponent when he loses. It's always because he didn't play well or he because was injured. Check his presser after his Berdych loss at Wimbledon. Granted, when you've dominated the game for 4 years or so, it's difficult to accept that someone actually can play better than you on a given day.

In any case, the days when he won everything are gone. He is entering a new stage in his career, now the rankings are not so important, the only target is to reach the final stages of Grand Slams where he's always dangerous. Who cares if he's 4 or 5 or 7, we all know that if he gets to a GS semi, he's favourite, together with Rafa.
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How can some say rankings don't matter? Isn't that what the ATP is all about? Otherwise what's the point in playing matches and collecting points? I suspect it would be an entirely different story if Federer was still number one, then we'd never hear the end of people crowing and gloating about how many weeks cummalatively he's been number one. That was the talking point not too long ago until it all went pear shaped. But now 'suddenly' rankings don't matter.

Weird.
Do you think it matters for Roger whether he is ranked #3, #4 or #5? Even Nadal made a comment about it when he was down in the rankings early this year that he didn't really cared where he would be ranked.

It's a normal development with age that you are going to slip in the rankings because your level sinks. Murray says it really well in his comment I think - Roger will be a dangerous player, no matter where he is ranked.

Would Roger love to be #1 and get the record? Of course. Would his fans love to see this happen? Of course. He missed a huge chance because he had it in his hands to get the record, but tennis isn't predictable.

Let's not forget that Rafa could have been #1 much earlier already with the amount of points he had in previous years. It's impossible to get every record in tennis or sport in general.
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Re: Federer to be world number 4 after the us open?

He will fall down to 4 then maybe 5 when the season ends. That makes my beginning of the year prediction pretty spot on.

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Re: Federer to be world number 4 after the us open?

for all the people that say they don't matter, i still find them fascinating, and they do matter because they reflect on how you have been playing the last year. i think a lot will depend on the next two masters, say if murray were to win the first, he would put himself in the driving seat, as would soderling or fed
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