Just realised that since Nadal is now out of the Australian, Nole will automatically take Number 2 spot in the World Rankings no matter what happens
. This set me thinking - If Federer doesn't get to the semis and then Nole gets to the finals and WINS, then this puts him at the number ONE spot in the rankings. I'm not 100% sure (not being a statistician !) but I think I'm right in this...
I believe Nole can do it if he stays calm and retains his current form... GO NOLE , GO,,,, all your fans are 100 percent behind you and you really deserve this chance.
So is Nole #2 now? Not quite yet.
He has already matched last year's result so he won't lose any points. Rafa did just lose 1640 pts. However, Murray has already gained 540 points as he went out in the 4th Round last year. I guess Nole has to win the next match against Tsonga to completely secure the #2 spot as Murray could still take it if he wins the whole thing.
Anyway, Nole is now ranked ahead of Rafa for the first time in his career.
That is EXTREMELY significant!!
"As a result of the loss, Nadal, the defending Australian Open champion, will lose his No. 2 ranking."
Just keep winning, Nole!
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1 Federer, Rog SUI 10550
2 Nadal, Rafael ESP 9310
3 Djokovic, Nole SRB 8310
4 Murray, Andy GBR 6780
5 Del Pony, JM ARG 6580
6 Denko, Kolya RUS 4930