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Re: Congrats Marat Safin, No. 3 in the World

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Ha Ha. They both have points from finals to defend. Anything can happen. Plus, I'd take Marat getting major points on clay more than Andy. So, even if he loses them next week, the week after may prove to be another story
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Nothing like backing into a better ranking. Seriously though, congrats to Marat.

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Is Marat in Spain this week? Andy has to win the final this week to gain points so who knows if he can win it. Andre or Haas I think will nab it.
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Can I talk about Rafa's ranking in here too, or do I have to put that somewhere else?

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Re: Congrats Marat Safin, No. 3 in the World

Rafa No. 11. About to take out Old Baldy. First teen in the Top 10 since Chang???
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Rafa No. 11. About to take out Old Baldy. First teen in the Top 10 since Chang???
Well, if he beats Coria in the Barca QF (assuming both get there), he'll bump Coria out.

Also, look at the gap between where Rafa is and where Coria is (5th). I scoffed Werthiem for putting Rafa in his year end top 5, but he could theoretically do it before RG

Relax, I'm not saying he WILL. But 500 points over 3 huge clay tournaments is not really that much to ask of him if he's in form. Of course, it depends on what people around there do too

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Btw, I think Hewitt made the top then as a teen. He must have, he was in the YEC in 2000 when he was 19.

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but next week's rankings computer has BOTH MC 2004 AND 2005 on it. So it's still got Marat's SF points from last year for another week. The calendar is funny right now. TF, I wasn't saying "for a week" to be catty - it's true. The rankings may (and are very likely to) change for good as the clay season continues, but for the moment Marat is benefiting this week from a funky quirk in the calendar and it will be fixed next week.

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but next week's rankings computer has BOTH MC 2004 AND 2005 on it. So it's still got Marat's SF points from last year for another week. The calendar is funny right now. TF, I wasn't saying "for a week" to be catty - it's true. The rankings may (and are very likely to) change for good as the clay season continues, but for the moment Marat is benefiting this week from a funky quirk in the calendar and it will be fixed next week.

Hooray Rafa!
Indeed. It amuses me to no end that Coria gets to count MC twice. That 500 points makes the difference between number 5 and number 10.

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Indeed. It amuses me to no end that Coria gets to count MC twice. That 500 points makes the difference between number 5 and number 10.
Yep, he failed to defend his titlist points and still moved up 4 spots... there must be a less confusing way to figure this stuff

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Yep, he failed to defend his titlist points and still moved up 4 spots... there must be a less confusing way to figure this stuff

Enjoy that #5 spot while you can, Guille!!!!
Of course, if he wins Barca he will only "lose" 200 points.

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wow Rafa's moving up fast!



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