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View Poll Results: Who will end the year number 3?
A. Roddick 81 47.93%
N. Davydenko 7 4.14%
I. Ljubicic 45 26.63%
T. Robredo 1 0.59%
D. Nalbandian 21 12.43%
J. Blake 3 1.78%
M. Baghdatis 0 0%
M. Ancic 4 2.37%
T. Haas 4 2.37%
Other 3 1.78%
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post #1 of 56 (permalink) Old 09-11-2006, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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Who will end the year number 3?

http://www.atptennis.com/3/en/rankings/championsrace/

Currently in the ATP race Federer has 1324 points and Nadal has 825 points. However, 116 cover Roddick 434 points to Haas 318 points as of Monday, 11-Sep-06.


Andy Roddick looks favourite to end year ranked 3. Anyone disagree?

The current greatness league of active players in order of achievements to date (a factual comparison rather than fan biased assessment):

Federer 17 GS, 6 Year End Masters, 24 Master Series.
Nadal 14 GS, 27 Master Series, 1 Olympic Gold.
Djokovic 9 GS, 4 Year End Masters, 24 Master Series.


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Re: Who will end the year number 3?

Ljubicic will clean up during Indoor season

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Ljubicic! DUH! . . . . or Stepanek!

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Re: Who will end the year number 3?

Andy Roddick He'll win everything from here on out as long as Rogi isn't competing. The courts will continue to quicken so that should suit his game, no ?
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Re: Who will end the year number 3?

Ivan is defending SO MANY points though. that's what's dangerous for him.

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Re: Who will end the year number 3?

Id still give Ljubo the edge, he'll be good for some finals and semis in the indoor events and he plays plenty.
Madrid and Paris TMS will obviously play a big part as most players have already almost filled their '5 optional events' points tournies.
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Ivan is defending SO MANY points though. that's what's dangerous for him.
in a way yes, but if you go by the champions race this year alone, he's 5th and only 20 odd points behind Roddick with all those events he loves still to come.
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Ivan is defending SO MANY points though. that's what's dangerous for him.
As Escude pointed out, the term 'defending points' is not applicable to champions race. You don't defend race points, you win them. If you want to get more points for the race, you must do better than the next man, regardless of how both of you played last year.
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there is no tempering with the draw in roddick favor outside usa,so if he wants to stay no. 3 he better start winning over players ranked 10 & higher.
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Re: Who will end the year number 3?

If Roddick remains in the form he has been in, he should get it.

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Re: Who will end the year number 3?

I think Ljubicic will just beat Roddick for it, he should do well at these events

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Re: Who will end the year number 3?

Ljubo...

but Roddick has good chances

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Re: Who will end the year number 3?

It could be very close. Ljubicic is obviously one of the top indoor players but Roddick is up there too. Davydenko and Robredo aren't going to be a threat. Nalbandian might be a threat but I think it's most likely between Ljubicic and Roddick.

It looks like Federer and Nadal will be entering Madrid and Paris this year and, with Safin in the mix as well, I think Ljubicic is going to struggle to repeat his results from last year.

As long as Andy can stay healthy, he will be the heavy favourite.
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