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View Poll Results: Will Federer regain the #1 spot and break Sampras's record for most weeks at the top?
Yes, and he will cement his reputation as the best player ever 200 55.56%
No, he will forever be two weeks short of the record 160 44.44%
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post #1126 of 1346 (permalink) Old 07-08-2012, 07:03 PM
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No chance in hell.
Probably the old man has only a couple of good years in him. But even then he will not win any slams. Anyone remember WTF 2010? I heard the same comments then than now and look what happened after.
Some time in the near future, people will wonder whether or not Djokovic and/or Nadal will eve win slams again or regaining their respective rankings; the lesson learned is that players such as these can never be counted out, no matter what historical trends predict and historical trends certainly did predict that Federer was highly unlikely to regain the #1 ranking.

From a historic perspective, this is really unprecedented territory for Federer in one respect.

--He regained the #1 for the second time after having lost it for at least 11 months each time. The first time he regained #1, it took him 11 months. The second time, it took him 2 years and 1 month.

Agassi, whose entire career is the most asymetrical of any great (or otherwise) tennis player's first regained the #1 in 1999 after 3 years and 5 months. He then regained it again after have lost it for 2 years and 8 months. It's highly unlikely anyone will ever do this again.

Connors regained the #1 after having lost if for 2 years and 9 months. While it was a great achievement, it was aided by the sudden departure of Borg from the game.

Sampras regained the #1 after having lost it for exactly one year.

What makes Federer's return to #1 rather remarkable is that he is playing in an era with two other dominant players in their or near their primes in Nadal and Djokovic who, the past two years, have had phenomenal years, i.e., Nadal in 2010 and Djokovic in 2011.
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he still needs 1 more slam to repel Nadal in GS titles won record, imo (this is where Djoko comes in useful and hopefully Muzza some day)


but the Sampy ranking record is great, it was meant to be

lets hope he ends year #1 as well, he can still gain tons of points up till London/Paris indoor
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Lolz.

times are tough for nole and wafatards.
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lol at people voting now, after he did it

He will go over 300 weeks
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he still needs 1 more slam to repel Nadal in GS titles won record, imo (this is where Djoko comes in useful and hopefully Muzza some day)


but the Sampy ranking record is great, it was meant to be

lets hope he ends year #1 as well, he can still gain tons of points up till London/Paris indoor


I agree with you. The slam record is still not safe. He needs 1 or preferably 2 or even 3 more to make it safe. The Djoker did well last year to stem the Nadal tide. Murray is ready I feel to help the Djoker fight the good fight against the matador.
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He certainly did it the hard way.

In all honesty in 2010 after the AO it was a much easier task.
yes, but actually more than the number of weeks record, it's much more remarkable and valuable that he gets back to number 1 at nearly 31 years old

Older than Connors, only less old than Agassi

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He will go over 300 weeks
it's very possible because the WTF and Bercy give him a huge advantage until they drop off, which means after Bercy.

Djokovic could take the number 1 back after the Olympics, but then with all the points Djokovic will lose, Fed has a big chance to get the number 1 back for a few months until the end of Bercy (see the numbers I posted in the "rankings discussion" thread : Unofficial Live ATP Rankings [in Post #1] )

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I agree with you. The slam record is still not safe. He needs 1 or preferably 2 or even 3 more to make it safe. The Djoker did well last year to stem the Nadal tide. Murray is ready I feel to help the Djoker fight the good fight against the matador.
you guys funny , but I certainly agree with that

Couple of Slams would nail his records
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I always believed he would win another slam, but didn't think #1 was within reach. Never been so happy to be proved wrong, and I will never doubt you again Roger
I concur.

I also thought the #1 was an impossibility for him. Especially when Nole 2.0 came to the scene.
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lol at people voting now, after he did it

He will go over 300 weeks
I voted no last year.

I wished I could change it now lol
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Federer should aim for 20, it just sounds like the perfect number to distance himself completely from other greats.

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Federer should aim for 20, it just sounds like the perfect number to distance himself completely from other greats.
once at a time, he/we waited 2 years for this one, I think he will aim for once at a time

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funny the majority said no before today and now suddenly yes is barely the majority

justin bieber is not the best in history.
funk was better than rap.
techno not better than classic rock.

numbers are not everything.
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