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Patrick McEnroe: "Nalbandian and Ljubicic are a fluke"

"I don't expect them to stay at No. 3 and No. 4 for as long as Federer and Nadal are No. 1 and No. 2. I think it's more of a fluke than anything."



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Re: Patrick McEnroe: "Nalbandian and Ljubicic are a fluke"

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Re: Patrick McEnroe: "Nalbandian and Ljubicic are a fluke"

The rankings are determined by the results no fluke.

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Re: Patrick McEnroe: "Nalbandian and Ljubicic are a fluke"

someones a little sore about Andy Roddick being behind these guys who clearly are a couple levels above Andy these days.

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Im surprised he didnt say that Blake and Roddick are 3 and 4

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Re: Patrick McEnroe: "Nalbandian and Ljubicic are a fluke"

Does he think that Feds and Nadal are going to take up No.3 and No.4 as well?

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The rankings are determined by the results no fluke.
I don't think he was saying that the current rankings are a fluke, but that they won't stay this way for that long. That's how I read it. not that I agree with him, but he still has the right to his opinion.

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Does he think that Feds and Nadal are going to take up No.3 and No.4 as well?
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Re: Patrick McEnroe: "Nalbandian and Ljubicic are a fluke"

Of course they are.. You don't have to be a tennis expert to say that..
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Re: Patrick McEnroe: "Nalbandian and Ljubicic are a fluke"

I remember last year after Roddick lost USO R1 PMac said he didn't think it was a big deal. I thought Gilbert was the only looney one of the lot but I guess not.

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"I don't expect them to stay at No. 3 and No. 4 for as long as Federer and Nadal are No. 1 and No. 2. I think it's more of a fluke than anything."



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I read that earlier in the day and was disgusted about that. However, he has a right to give his opinion just like I do also. I dont think anyone in their right mind would say Nalbandian should not be in the top 3. Nalbandian and Safin should be fighting for #1 with Federer IMO. They are that talented. Nalbandian has all tools needed, but a great serve, to beat anybody.

I also think based on results, Ljubicic should be where he is right now. He is definitely more than a serve. He has a good volley, a consistent backhand, improved forehand, variety and more importantly, belief. If PMac thinks Roddick should be in the top 5, that I disagree with. Gone are the days when you can just dominate with the serve.

Roddick has just too many facets to improve upon. What disgusts me when I see him play of late is the low confidence coupled with the bad implementation of his biggest weapon, the serve. Many times, he has an opponent pulled far wide with the kick serve and he waits for the ball to be returned into his side of the court before pulling the trigger. By then, his advantage is already neutralized. Add to that the problem with his backhand and movement. Then, he should not belong in the top 5 IMO. Just too many facets to exploit.

My top 5 right now, should everyone play to their potential will be Roger, Safin, Nalbandian, Blake and Nadal. It's all subjective though but that's the way I see it.
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My top 5 right now, should everyone play to their potential will be Roger, Safin, Nalbandian, Blake and Nadal. It's all subjective though but that's the way I see it.
I'd say , Roger, Nadal, Safin, Roddick, Hewitt..

David, James, Ivan are all decent players, but they are reaching their heights only because three other permanent residents of Top 5 are on leave due to different reasons.
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someones a little sore about Andy Roddick being behind these guys who clearly are a couple levels above Andy these days.
Exactly!

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