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post #244 of (permalink) Old 10-02-2008, 08:22 AM Thread Starter
country flag Horatio Caine
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Re: ATP Champions Race to Shanghai 2008

Originally Posted by wacked82 View Post
he sure is. i dont think 4 players will get above 400 points to pass him.
Well, you can never be too sure...Roddick is still a big threat, Del Potro is showing few signs of letting up, and Blake and Gonzalez are capable of one/two further strong showings. But a handful of wins in the Masters events (or a strong run in one of his home MM events) should put it beyond doubt.

Originally Posted by wacked82 View Post
well its official that both simon and almargo season are over. Both losing in the first round in metz.
Almagro is a waste of space off the clay, so I don't think many were holding their breath over him, and, as has been said in a few posts above, we knew that Simon would have to enter unchartered waters in the upcoming Masters events...not totally impossible for him, but highly unlikely, as you say.

I think we're looking at a serious chance that the bar for the top 8 will be raised by the end of the week...Del Potro or Gonzalez could do this if either of them wins the Tokyo title (322 or 317 - potential new bar), and, certainly for the former, this a very real possibility.
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