Originally Posted by Time Violation
Not sure what is the fluke there; Ferrer has had SF and F at the last two slams, and at the French Open, everybody was saying how Tsonga was the lucky one, since he got "only Ferrer". It turns out that Ferrer used his chance, while Tsonga didn't use his, and it wasn't even a close match. That's the whole point really, use your chances when they appear.
please Time Violation, 'use your chances' he had ONE hard opponent in the whole run to a GS final. not his fault but nonetheless very lucky
the fact is that Ferrer potentially getting to #2 ranking would be entirely lucky. there are a number of variables that would help him, as I've already mentioned, but just using our brains I think we understand that having one big title in the last calendar year makes it quite strange that he might possibly get to #2
the reality is that when a player really has earned or deserves a spot, they hold onto it for a bit. Ferrer would not hold onto it long at all because it is indeed a fluke due to some fortunate variables
the odds that Ferrer would have the fortunate Roland Garros draw he had and also end up with this sort of draw at Wimbledon are, what, under 10%? of course luck is playing a big part in this possibly happening