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Re: Nadal clinches year-end no. 1 for second time

So he's finally reached Hewitt's level.

But Hewitt did it in back to back years, so that is clearly more impressive.

I think if Nadal continues to work hard and improve, he might be able to actually reach Hewitt's level, but he has a long way to go.
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So he's finally reached Hewitt's level.
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So he's finally reached Hewitt's level.

But Hewitt did it in back to back years, so that is clearly more impressive.

I think if Nadal continues to work hard and improve, he might be able to actually reach Hewitt's level, but he has a long way to go.
Hewitt's two consecutive years at no.1 is about the only thing he has over Nadal. In terms of achievements and ability he was outclassed by Nadal a few years ago...

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So he's finally reached Hewitt's level.
No, not yet. He is yet to lose in the first round of a major as defending champion, a record that is enjoyed by fewer players than the career Slam
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Don't get me wrong, Nadal still has an outside chance to match Hewitt. He just has to show that he is willing to work hard to improve his game.

He could do it.
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Hewitt = 2 years as year end no.1.
In fact he did his consecutively.

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Hewitt = 2 years as year end no.1.
In fact he did his in a row.
I was laughing at the guy comparing him to Nadal. Hewitt couldn't serve, couldn't play on clay and had an obnoxious attitude on and off court. One of the few times I cheered for Federer is when he was putting this clown back in his place.
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congrats rafa.

i think this might be the earliest to clinch the year end number 1, roger also clinched it in september in 2006.'
can someone find this out.
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Hewitt was no. 1 for a total of 80 weeks. Nadal has been no. 1 for 61 weeks, and with 15 weeks left to go this year he'll only be 4 weeks behind Hewitt at the start of next year. Even if Nadal gets KO'd in R1 of Doha and the AO and Nole manages to win both, Nadal would probably still be number 1 for the first 4 weeks of next year, meaning he'll at least equal 80 weeks at no. 1. By that point I think the extra 7 slams that Rafa has won would probably just about outweigh the fact that Hewitt had back to back year end no. 1 finishes.

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Hewitt was no. 1 for a total of 80 weeks. Nadal has been no. 1 for 61 weeks
As I said, he COULD reach Hewitt's level.

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As I said, he COULD reach Hewitt's level.


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As I said, he COULD reach Hewitt's level.
By sealing the YE no 1, Nadal is GUARANTEED at least another 15 weeks as no. 1, taking him to 76 weeks total. I'm not even sure whether it is mathematically possible for anyone to overtake him within the first 5 weeks of next year (highly unlikely as Nadal will still have 3 slams + at least 3 AMS to his name).

So I'll put my neck out and say Nadal will have beaten Hewitt's weeks at no. 1 before he next falls down the rankings.

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