Re: Will Federer regain the #1 spot and break Sampras's record for most weeks at the
Let's look at this the right way:
This is the easiest one to predict as we know the brackets. Federer, in this case, is in Djoker's half. It'll probably be another Rafole final, I'll go Rafa here.
The main threats appear to be Del Potro (although he struggles against the big names now for whatever reason), Isner (if he breaks his funk) and Berdych. I'll still say the big 3 make the semis. Another Rafole final, and probably another Rafa win, depending on if Simon Reed is accurate.
No real changes here. I think Nadal will bow out early, but Fed will win assuming he plays.
Now this is where shit gets interesting. I can easily see Berdych, Raonic or Tsonga knocking out a major player here. I'll say Djoker goes out in the QF's, and we'll see another Fedal final. It will be tight. Blood will be shed. Federer narrowly.
Another interesting tournament. Grass as a general rule is quicker on the first week than the second week so it's likely that Nadal and Djokovic lose early.
This depends on how deep the others go into this tournament. Wouldn't surprise me to see Fed skip it, and Nadal I think will lose early-ish here. Djoker, however, if he loses early at the Olympics will win here.
A rare quick outdoor court, this should be heaven for Fed, and an early loss for Rafole should be expected.
This could be very interesting, as all of Isner, Del Potro, Berdych, Tsonga, Raonic and even Cilic could be threats to the top 4. I reckon Nadal loses earlish here, with a Fedole final likely. Who wins that depends on momentum, or court speed.
Nadal makes the final in Tokyo but loses, Djokovic wins in Beijing.
Federer skips, Nadal loses early, Djoker makes the final but loses.
While it's somewhat favourable to Fed, it isn't that far fetched.
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