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View Poll Results: Will Federer regain the #1 spot and break Sampras's record for most weeks at the top?
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post #136 of 1346 (permalink) Old 10-10-2010, 12:30 AM
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Re: Will Federer Ever Get the #1 Ranking Back?

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Soderling, Berdych too old. Djokovic most likely, and also Murray are likely to take over top ranking, but Rafa will still win slams into his 30s. Del Potro is a lottery because it's hard to predict injuries, plus he's no good on grass and has played poorly at the Australian Open.

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Fed will never get #1 back. Nor will he get #2 back. He's lucky to be in the Top 3 the way he's been playing since the AO.


QF at French Open, final in Halle, QF at Wimbledon, Toronto final, Cincy win and USO semifinal. And probably very likely to reclaim his #2 ranking if Nole can't defend his Shanghai or Paris points.

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I hope Federer stays at number 3 so Rafa gets to smoke him every couple of weeks in semis and get the head-to-head up to 25-7 and 12-2 in slams.
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Re: Will Federer become number 1 again?

Federer isn't going to stay #3 for long, much less take back #1. After next year's AO, he's going to plummet in rankings.
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I hope Federer stays at number 3 so Rafa gets to smoke him every couple of weeks in semis and get the head-to-head up to 25-7 and 12-2 in slams.
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You know...At this point you can place me in every "position" you like.

Also the little sheep (or doggy-style). As you prefer, Olderer.
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Federer isn't going to stay #3 for long, much less take back #1. After next year's AO, he's going to plummet in rankings.
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However I think Roger has been at the n°1 for a decent time! Don't you believe?

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You know...At this point you can place me in every "position" you like.

Also the little sheep (or doggy-style). As you prefer, Olderer.
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Re: Will Federer become number 1 again?

Some of you Nadal fans are absolutely idiotic complete wastes of posts.
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Oh, no! NSK! This is too bad from you!
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Was I in error?

I have given to you some good answers about Rafito,
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Re: Will Federer become number 1 again?

I believe he can do it for a short period, obviously he'll never dominate like he once did.

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But he lost 23 times against you.
's right. We have to also throw into the mix. But I do not think it is currently the decisive factor. But he has achieved in my opinion too much. Maybe this is crucial if I move him even closer after major victories. But 14 or 17 Grand Slam titles is a significant difference. At the present time there is no question that he must be the greater player than me.

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I won't be shocked if in the next year Fedex will drop on #4-#5 spot.
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Re: Will Federer become number 1 again?

No. In my opinion to do so he would have had to have won this year's USO or at least made the finals to have a chance. The Toronto final, Cincy win and USO final/win would have provided an ideal start to his 12 month rankings if he were looking to recapture #1 after Wimbledon next year.

As it is, the points swing to Nadal in the big tournaments has become very considerable and will only increase in the near future with Rafa defending fewer points than Roger in the WTF and the Australian Open. What's more, I would not bet against Nadal having a stellar clay season next year either. So unless Federer wins 2 titles out of the WTF/AO/Wimby as well as going very deep in Indian Wells, Miami and the clay court tournaments, realistically I cannot see him taking back #1 in the next year. And if not in 2011, then when?

Of course by his own phenomenal standards, this year has been a bit of a disappointment. But even still I believe he will end the year as #2. Looking ahead, he'll still be contending near the top of the 2-4 rank bracket (which may be no mean feat for a 30 year old, especially if Del Potro can play at his US09 level again).

I think there's something quite powerful about Federer being one week short of Sampras in the total weeks at #1. If only he had converted from any of the following scenarios: being 2 points away from beating Del Potro at the USO, 2 points away beating Davydenko at the WTF, 1 point away beating Baghdatis and Berdych at Indian Wells and Miami, not having to withdraw from Dubai due to a lung infection, not deciding to play Monte Carlo...then the situation could have been so different.

Just goes to show that the margins in tennis can be very thin at times.
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Re: Will Federer become number 1 again?

federer has to play more tournaments if he wants to be #1/
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Yes he will next year, when Nadal has a load of points to defend!!!!
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Re: Will Federer become number 1 again?

It is possible Roger can get #1 back next year where Rafa has so much to defend.
Roger only has himself to blame for the way he has played this year since he won Aus Open.

To be just 1 week short of equalling the Sampras record of 286 total weeks, if it doesn't happen, well then, that's just too bad.

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Re: Will Federer become number 1 again?

Federer would be relying on Rafa to lose before the QFs in slams in order to really help Federer. Plus Rafa can gain points at Australian Open, Queens, Toronto, Cincy. And Rafa's lead is massive, so he can afford some slip-ups.
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