Posted by PamV
The Entry rank is what determines who is the year ending #1 so isn't that more important? Sampras was #1 for six years in the Entry ranking system and that's one record that Roger wanted to match. I don't know if Sampras held that spot consecutively for 6 years or if he ever lost the spot within a year and then got it back by year's end.
No, the entry ranking includes points from last year which will be off by the end of the year. The race includes only points earned this year
In Sampras' time the race did not exist.
I've never heard that he wants any of Sampras' records. In fact in his interview to The Russian magazine " Prosport" he says " It's nice to have them (records), but it's not the reason why I'm playing."
Sampras did lose his number one ranking in the middle of the season a few times but always finished no1 at the end of the year, and it counts the most.
Nadal has a very good chance to finish this year No1. In fact, if he wins the USO, he 'll be no 1 in the mind of many people, no matter how points will play out at the end of the year. Because he''ll be the holder of 2 GS titles. The same applies to Roger if he wins the USO. Um.., if Safin wins the USO, will people consider him No1?