Top 3 will remain untouchable at least until the end of 2014
There is a lot of discussions about this topic, but I was watching and I swear to god, compared to the tour the top 3 look like they came from another planet.
The only person who can somehow be a danger to the ranking of the big 3 is Andy Murray. Despite the fact that every player in the top 10 has a very decent chance in a match against Murray, he is still a better player than Ferrer, Tsonga, Berdych and Del Potro.
If Murray is the only possible threat, can he really do it? I really think he CAN'T. After watching his losses in the clay season, and his latest loss to Nicolas Mahut in his opening match of a ATP 250 tourney, and taking a close look at his stats, I don't think he will be able to up his game anytime soon.
Here are some of his stats in 2012:
- Only 1 title (ATP 250).
- He has only 2 wins against top 10 players (Berdych, Djokovic).
- 6 losses against players outside the top 4. 4 of them are losses to players outside the top 20.
I am focusing on Andy so much because at the end of the day - If he can't break the top 3, as for now, nobody else can. And this is just not happening.
As for the top 3, Djokovic is still very very close to his peak, Nadal is still way too young to be talking about chronic knee issues, and Federer's level is still too high to have a massive decline anytime soon, and you know...he is Federer. Those guys will be holding the top spots for the next couple of years, and probably longer.
Do you agree?