Duong compared Gasquet`s and Almagro`s seasons and saying that Almagro to his mind deserved it (Top-10 year-end) more, because as one of the reasons Gasquet was more "lucky". I don`t agree as a year, IMO, where players take part in many tournaments and play dozens matches is enough to nullify any "luck".
I do believe a lot in luck in tennis however not especially about that Gasquet-Almagro case about which I just wrote a random opinion, I didn't say it was a scandal either
In that case, they have the exact same number of points in the end of the year then to say all "luck" effects are nullified is very positive thinking imo. And anyway I rather meant that I felt sad for Almagro who clearly wanted this WTF seat a lot and is underrated by many, contrary to Gasquet.
When you consider the extremely low probability of how much Nadal and Murray on one side, Fed and Djokovic on the other side, you can see it's very possible that luck effects don't nullify before a very very very long time.
PS : Fed was lucky several times in a row in the beginning of this year 2012 with many tight matches won, and the Madrid clay case.