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Will Nadal be Number 1 in the race by the end of clay season?

With 313 points under his belt Nadal is is the closest competitor to Federer. If he picks up a few more tournies(maybe a certain French grandslam ), he could be number 1 in the indesit race by the end of the Clay season.

Furthermore, Nadal is not defending hardly any points from 2004's clay court season so he could be number 2 in the world by the end of the year... or if Federer plunges off the deepend in his results could Nadal be the number 1 player in the world by the end of the year?!?


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Stop smoking Wimbledon herb, it's the one that will allow Fed to remain Number 1

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Re: Will Nadal be Number 1 in the race by the end of clay season?

This reminds me of some posts predicting the same for Marat two months ago Beating Roger is not immediately followed by becoming nr. 1.
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This reminds me of some posts predicting the same for Marat two months ago Beating Roger is not immediately followed by becoming nr. 1.
And by the way, Nadal did NOT beat JesusFed !

"I asked a bloke in the front row if he liked the serve-and-volley stuff," said Rafter. "He said he did but asked if he was going to get to see any rallies. 'Not today, mate,' I told him."
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And by the way, Nadal did NOT beat JesusFed !
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No he only beat the teenager who beat Rogi then went on to beat the would-be "king of clay" to win the title.

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No he only beat the teenager who beat Rogi then went on to beat the would-be "king of clay" to win the title.
But with the "beat who beat" logic you generally don't go too far. It's not because Nadal beat Gasquet that he's superior to Roger.

"I asked a bloke in the front row if he liked the serve-and-volley stuff," said Rafter. "He said he did but asked if he was going to get to see any rallies. 'Not today, mate,' I told him."
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Brad Gilbert agrees:
I can’t see anything stopping Nadal from reaching the first hard-court Masters Series final of his career; certainly not David Fererr whose 5-8 record on the year will be the equal as his height after the match. If Nadal can continue to scoop up points outside of the clay court events then he can finish the year in the number two spot. With no points to defend in the upcoming clay court season Nadal should crack the top five by the end of Roland Garrors. I expect big things from this kid.
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Brad Gilbert agrees:
I can’t see anything stopping Nadal from reaching the first hard-court Masters Series final of his career; certainly not David Fererr whose 5-8 record on the year will be the equal as his height after the match. If Nadal can continue to scoop up points outside of the clay court events then he can finish the year in the number two spot. With no points to defend in the upcoming clay court season Nadal should crack the top five by the end of Roland Garrors. I expect big things from this kid.
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"I asked a bloke in the front row if he liked the serve-and-volley stuff," said Rafter. "He said he did but asked if he was going to get to see any rallies. 'Not today, mate,' I told him."
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jajajaja, no way, impossible.

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Re: Will Nadal be Number 1 in the race by the end of clay season?

anytime anyone talks about another player becoming number 1, the Roger fans come out of the wood work. lol...I think he will be in the top 10 by the end of the clay season.

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Re: Will Nadal be Number 1 in the race by the end of clay season?

The future has to become the past, before anybody will know.

You might want to wait just a tat bit longer before you start speculating - like, when he is one victorie away, of it possibly happening!

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Re: Will Nadal be Number 1 in the race by the end of clay season?

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With 313 points under his belt Nadal is is the closest competitor to Federer. If he picks up a few more tournies(maybe a certain French grandslam ), he could be number 1 in the indesit race by the end of the Clay season.

Furthermore, Nadal is not defending hardly any points from 2004's clay court season so he could be number 2 in the world by the end of the year... or if Federer plunges off the deepend in his results could Nadal be the number 1 player in the world by the end of the year?!?


GO NADAL!!
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very funny!! bd has been quiet as of late...i'm not surprised he resurfaces after nadal wins his 1st shield...lol

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anytime anyone talks about another player becoming number 1, the Roger fans come out of the wood work. lol..
Isn't this the reason you made this post in the first place? Perhaps a little fishing?

I think Nadal will be at least #7 i the world by the end of the clay season and that is a conservative estimate. If he stays hot like he is right now, top 5 is not out of the question. As for end of year stuff, he will have to really step up his fast hardcourt game to finish ahead of LH, Marat and Roddick.
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