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I know that this thread is getting a little ahead of itself…even for a Fed fan. However, I think this year is different than most and for four reasons I think YE#1 (assuming good health….and remember Fed is a rather healthy guy) is in play. I do agree with the comment that #19 would quite likely be included.

Reason 1: Yes, I realize that it all seemed to come together at the AO. But what I saw was Fed fighting. He pulled off three 5-setters including beating Rafa. This shows his heads in the right place. Also, he did flash some occasional brilliant tennis.

Reason 2: We have no idea where Novak ‘s game/mind is these days. This is the biggest obstacle in my mind. He may come back firing on all cylinders, but if he continues to be AWOL the next month (IW and Miami where by the end he normally has 4000-4500 points, and a large lead in the race over number two for the year) he will have quite an uphill struggle gaining enough point for YE#1 in part due to…

Reason 3: If Rafa is back (I’m not saying 2008 version but still) he is going to be an absolute handful during the clay season….hurting Novak/Andy’s chances of running up huge clay point totals. I also feel that despite a great clay season, Rafa himself can't get to YE#1.

Reason 4: I’m not sold on Andy running the year and maintaining his ranking. Great player yes, dominant no. I feel of anyone he benefited most from Fed’s absence last year. I also feel he is going to have a poor seasons start through at least IW.

But yes, maybe I am a bit ahead of myself. 19 at Wimbledon would be pretty fine as well

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Re: 19th Grand Slam or Oldest Number 1

If he wins another slam, he will be #1 Year End.

But I don't think that's gonna happen.

I am already happy and over the moon he won 18. Can't ask for more from the GOAT.
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Re: 19th Grand Slam or Oldest Number 1

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We all need to calm down. I still think that it is very unlikely that Federer gets another slam. Getting to Nr 1 is almost impossible.

Everything came together at the AO. It won't happen again. And we still don't know what all this did to Federers body.

Not sure how everything came together? Yes he could have faced Murray but we all know what happened last time they played at the AO. Novak bowing out early sure, but I don't think facing his nemesis Rafa in the Finals was much better. He also had a tough SF and another tough match against Nishikori. Yes his QF match was easier but he had the tough match in R4 instead.
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Re: 19th Grand Slam or Oldest Number 1

Win a 18th grand slam was clearly his last goal. Now, i don't think if he's got the physical resources to be able to come back world number one. I'm more optimistic to see him win one more GS ideally. At Wimbledon or Flushing Meadows i guess... Only if he can stay healthy all the year.
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Both. But one is more likely than the other, and the other to be likely he would probably need to accomplish the first one.
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Both. But one is more likely than the other, and the other to be likely he would probably need to accomplish the first one.
You're totally right, be number one means win GS titles and some Master 1000.

Escuse my english...
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