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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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No, he will forever be two weeks short of the record 160 44.44%
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Re: Will Federer become number 1 again?

No.

But if it really mattered he should have entered Monte Carlo.
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Re: Will Federer become number 1 again?

Immaterial question.
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Re: Will Federer become number 1 again?

Agassi was 33 when he finally lost it. Age shouldn't be a factor. More a question of competition.
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Re: Will Federer become number 1 again?

Maybe now he'll start giving a fuck about non-slam tennis.

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Re: Will Federer become number 1 again?

Federer only needs 2 more weeks. I am sure Rafa will have some sort of injury after a loss, even though we'll know he is just taking off to save face.

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Re: Will Federer become number 1 again?

I think he can, but it's going to be really difficult for him unless he starts putting more importance on tournaments outside of slams. It's too bad because the record for #1 weeks is right there for him to take, but he really only plays for majors now. Since he's declined a bit, and the pack has gotten close to him, it's going to be much harder for him to just waltz to major titles now as well. So, it's about 50/50 at best for me.
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Maybe when Rafa gets injured again.
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I really wanted him to surpass Pete's record, only needed to be #1 for one more week. Rafa will take the #1 ranking on Monday so there goes that feat. Roger could regain the ranking but he would have a lot of work to do.

I would gladly settle for him winning the slams.
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Long term. No. Let's face it people. Roger is not the most consistent player on tour anymore, he is still very consistent, but not as consistent as Nadal. Nadal never gives up on any match, so unless someone upsets Nadal in one of the grand slams and Rogers wins a couple, no. But I think the chance will be there for him to get there for 2 weeks. Had Roger done a tad bit better after Australian Open, a couple of rounds here or there, he'd be still No.1 this week.

I don't know what happened to Roger after AO. He played so well there but then everything went to toilet. Man!

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Re: Will Federer become number 1 again?

I think the possivility is very very low.
However, the ball is round and you never know what will happen next minute, next match, not to mention next season.

Federer has claimed 16 GSs and I think it doesn't matter for him not to be No. 1.

As a fan of him, I still hope he could surpass Samprass's record of 286 weeks No. 1 though there is no difference between 285 weeks and 286 weeks technically.

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Re: Will Federer become number 1 again?

Love how everyone's counting Roger out; chances are he won't recapture it 2010 but 2011 all is up for grabs and he might have a completely different plan for the hardcourt, which dominate the season.

If roger is as serious about getting the No 1 back he'll do it; he's probably going to want it long enough to break Pete's record than he won't give a crap again.

He's priority will be to add to he major's tally, he'll aim or focus on one particular major per season; stretching his 16 major's as much as possible.

Rafa's had an amazing clay court season and he'll probably do well in Wimbledon but the test will come in the post wimbledon hardcourts, particularly in the US open were there are far more rivals than he has on clay.

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Re: Will Federer become number 1 again?

I feel like this is it, but you cant ever count a great player out. Its unlikely in my opinion.

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nadal's knees should give out in a few weeks.
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Re: Will Federer become number 1 again?

i was going to say yes, but after some thoughts, very unlikely..

hard court is much more competitive as there are a few good players that could beat federer which means points could be spread out
not easy for federer to collect points as nadal did in the clay season..

next year, federer will be 29, honestly i don't think he will be back to his top form like a few years ago....

unless nadal has a really horrible hc season, and murray/ djokovic etc... still playing crap, then federer has a slight chance... otherwise...

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