Does it hurt. Where? Your ego? Let me rub it for you.
I can tell you where to rub but I won't. And it doesn't. If you check my comments (before and after the match) I said I was hoping for a Nole win as he deserves to defend a title once in a while.
This was probably the most relaxed I've been in following a Federer loss, believe it or not. I don't hate Novak as you hate Rogie. If you were a bit more reasonable maybe we could actually discuss something instead of you trying to flaunt your boy's loss like a 2-year-old. I told you to leave this thread alone as I just don't like you coming here and spamming it with unrelated BS.
To be honest, I think he'll make a BRIEF appearance at No. 1. Unlike his fans who emphatically (and desperately) try to argue that Fed sucks or something, he's pretty much on another level when compared with the rest of the tour (not including Djokovic, of course). If Djokovic trips up, Fed will be there to steal the thunder (this isn't a slight against Federer....it's the truth; Fed is known for consistency).
Nadal's issues are glaring outside of clay and Murray is a non-factor 80% of the time. All Fed needs is a small hole and it's his.
I don't, however, think Fed has much time left to have another go at the top ranking. I think that at a maximum, he has this year and next year left. If not by the end of 2013 then I think that he will have lost his opportunity.
Realistically, I wish for Roger to get his spell at No.1 (hopefully coupled with a slam) this year and then he can go on focussing on the rest of his life and combining it with tennis.
By that I mean focusing on the slams exclusively and using the Masters series tournaments as a warm up as well as playing some "new" tournaments. Hopefully he can also fill some resume gaps such as Rome at some point.
As long as he keeps himself in the top 4, he can challenge for slams. Especially if some players emerge who start beating RN and ND on a more solid basis.