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how long will Roger Federer stay at No 1

jcempire
10-13-2007, 05:32 AM
I believe Djok or Nadal will catch Roger any time next year.

Maybe after AO, or FO.

I believe it will happen very soon

GonzoFed
10-13-2007, 05:39 AM
What a great and original thread.

World Beater
10-13-2007, 05:41 AM
federer's still #1...no way.

Peoples
10-13-2007, 11:36 AM
Donald Young will overtake him before the end of the year..

bokehlicious
10-13-2007, 11:39 AM
King Oscar should have a good shot at it comes Wimbledon :cool:

groundstroke
10-13-2007, 12:44 PM
Not next year.. He'll stay num 1 next year for sure.

maconick
10-13-2007, 12:52 PM
What a great and original thread.

+1

caleb_123
10-13-2007, 12:54 PM
at the moment roger is full of confidence since he's won 3 grand slams, and i don't think he will lose his number ranking anytime soon, nadal in my opinion is starting to fade because of his injuries, nole still needs more experience. But this thread been done to death the last two years ppl here have said it would be fed last year and look what happen.

keka
10-13-2007, 12:59 PM
he'll probably still be no.1 the day he decides to retire :(

Eden
10-13-2007, 01:18 PM
Maybe this thread can be joined with this one regarding the same topic

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=89178&highlight=number+one

trixtah
10-13-2007, 03:12 PM
+1

can we get a 20 character limit here to keep useless comments out (of even more useless threads)?

Burrow
10-13-2007, 03:17 PM
Roger will stay at number 1 next couple of years minimum. He's not going anywhere, Fakervic isn't taking over anytime soon.

Rafa = Fed Killa
10-14-2007, 03:40 AM
He will stay #1 till the choking idiots like Safin and Djokovic arent kicked out of the ATP

RagingLamb
10-14-2007, 04:06 AM
8 years

World Beater
10-14-2007, 05:46 AM
He will stay #1 till the choking idiots like Safin and Djokovic arent kicked out of the ATP

buffoon.:o

you cant even troll properly.

fedsfan1
10-14-2007, 05:56 AM
Roger will stay #1 through 2008.

he has his eyes on that gold medal

Xristos
10-14-2007, 07:42 AM
July 8th 2009.

jcempire
10-14-2007, 07:53 AM
July 8th 2009.

How do you it, did he tell you??? LOL

Safin_Lova
10-14-2007, 08:20 AM
forever

FiBeR
08-20-2008, 07:48 PM
*bump* :lol:

scarecrows
08-20-2008, 07:51 PM
jcempire, the lost prophet

Maxtour70
07-06-2009, 07:46 AM
I believe he will surpass a total of 300 weeks, but anything can happen as the last month showed us

Lalalovesong
07-06-2009, 08:29 AM
Not long. Rafa will bounce back. And murray and djoko too.

Del_Toro
07-06-2009, 08:43 AM
Until the end of the world as we know it. :cool:

Demiloy
07-06-2009, 08:46 AM
At least long enough to break Sampras' record of total weeks. That will be a year from now. After that, we'll see...

lessthanjake
07-06-2009, 09:13 AM
I hope he breaks Sampras' record for weeks at #1. He deserves it, especially since Sampras was at #1 at times when his accomplishments in the previous year were similar to Federer's last year when he was #2.

BlueSwan
07-06-2009, 09:15 AM
He might break Sampras' record, but I honestly think that Roger will start losing at least some of his incredible focus and determination now that he has broken the Grand Slam record and is about to become a father. We saw how Sampras lost a lot of focus after winning his 13th GS title (breaking Emersons record).

orangehat
07-06-2009, 09:34 AM
Nadal and Murray has too much to defend next. (fed only has USO). Djoker is in atrocious form so far. I foresee Fed holding on to Number 1 until the end of the year at least.

Art&Soul
07-06-2009, 09:40 AM
As long as he wants ;)

lessthanjake
07-06-2009, 09:49 AM
I think Federer will keep the year-end #1 unless Nadal wins the US Open, which is a distinct possibility.

dodo
07-06-2009, 10:35 AM
definitely until the end of the year. most likely for about 1 year - until he has to defend his clay points + FO/Wimbly.

Federer&Hingis
07-06-2009, 11:33 AM
At least until the end of this year

cocrcici
07-06-2009, 11:43 AM
Until US open

Maxtour70
07-06-2009, 04:29 PM
He should stay number 1 at least untile Roland Garros 2010

TMJordan
07-06-2009, 04:32 PM
However long Rafa and Murray let him.

FedFan_2007
07-06-2009, 04:35 PM
Who cares?

NadalSharapova
07-06-2009, 04:36 PM
until nadal is back healthy

Maxtour70
07-06-2009, 05:06 PM
I think Fed, himself cares since Lendl has 280 weeks at number 1 and Sampras has 286 weeks at number 1. Fed probably wants to make sure he surpass 287 weeks and maybe even 300

Certinfy
07-06-2009, 05:10 PM
Err just under 300 weeks.

SheepleBuster
07-06-2009, 08:10 PM
Who cares?

Yeah. Who cares. Sampras will always be No. 1 to the insanes like Bud Collins. Fed can win 25 slams and be No. 1 for 800 weeks and Bud collins will moan and bitch about weeks being too short .

r2473
07-06-2009, 09:59 PM
He is just the transitional #1.

FedFan_2007
07-06-2009, 10:00 PM
He is just the transitional #1.

Always has been and always will be. Just a "transitional champ" warming a spot between Sampras and Dimitrov. NID. :rocker2:

MrChopin
07-06-2009, 10:17 PM
Always has been and always will be. Just a "transitional champ" warming a spot between Sampras and Dimitrov. NID. :rocker2:

He is just the transitional #1.

What these guys said. Decade long transitional champ.

FedFan_2007
07-06-2009, 10:20 PM
Actually Hewitt is the poster boy for "transitional champ". Had 2 great years(2001-2002) and hasn't done really much since.

FedFan_2007
07-06-2009, 10:29 PM
Why did Guga win ATP Player of the Year over Safin? Safin had more titles?

roberthenman
07-07-2009, 03:57 AM
until the Us open
the future number 1 in Andy murray Sure :yeah:

Ciarán.
07-07-2009, 03:59 AM
Not very long, I hope http://i29.tinypic.com/2laf2gy.png

MacTheKnife
07-07-2009, 04:05 AM
Always has been and always will be. Just a "transitional champ" warming a spot between Sampras and Dimitrov. NID. :rocker2:

Every #1 player in the history of the sport has been a transitional champ. ;)

mr_burns
07-07-2009, 05:26 AM
at least untill RG, I guess...

When he defends the Us Open this is quite safe,....besides the slams he has nothing really big to defend espeally on Masters series

BlueSwan
07-07-2009, 11:43 AM
When people bring up the usual "Roger has no competition" argument, they tend to forget that one reason why Sampras was #1 for so long was because HIS competition was incredibly inconsistent. Aside from Agassi in 1994/95, Muster in 1995 and perhaps Rios in 1998, nobody was able to post consistently good results for more than a few months at a time. This allowed Sampras to be #1 with far fewer points than Federer or Nadal has needed. Infact, during the period where Nadal was #1, Federer still had more points than Sampras used to have when he was #1. Likewise, Nadal had enough points during his loooong stay at #2 than Sampras used to have for the most part when he was #1.

Conclusion: To get to #1 today requires a far greater level of consistency than it did in the 90's.

Maxtour70
07-07-2009, 12:21 PM
Conclusion: To get to #1 today requires a far greater level of consistency than it did in the 90's.[/QUOTE]

This is very true.

Competition is tougher now than ever has been.

Goldenoldie
07-07-2009, 01:47 PM
It all depends on Nadal's knees

Corey Feldman
07-07-2009, 03:03 PM
it depends to me on his schedule

remember that Roger has barely made any points from his optional tournaments and could easily pick 3 or 4 of them to play and probably win - and he'd surely wrap up the year end #1 .. providing he's at least consistent in the remaining TMS events and US open

Maxtour70
07-07-2009, 10:09 PM
Nadal has several problems right now:
His parents breaking up
Doping............not sure....... but so many people has tendinitis, maybe someone told him to have a break
his knees.....

Not sure when he comes back

It is also true that Roger will become a dad in few weeks.

I doubt that he will not give his best at us open and master cup... think about it:
he's on a winning streak since Madrid and if he does a great end of the season I don't see why he cannot stay up there until wimbledon 2010

swebright
07-07-2009, 10:19 PM
Mirka will make sure that Roger doesn't lose focus because of winning 15 slams or becoming a father.
He will remain focused; only his body will slow down a bit (but his slowed down body could be fresher than seeds 2-4).:devil:

r2473
07-07-2009, 10:33 PM
Nadal has several problems right now:
His parents breaking up
Doping............not sure....... but so many people has tendinitis, maybe someone told him to have a break
his knees.....

Not sure when he comes back

It is also true that Roger will become a dad in few weeks.

I doubt that he will not give his best at us open and master cup... think about it:
he's on a winning streak since Madrid and if he does a great end of the season I don't see why he cannot stay up there until wimbledon 2010

I think Nadal also has a cold sore and a paper cut.

DJ Soup
07-07-2009, 10:43 PM
I'm deeply concerned about the paper cut

Joao
07-08-2009, 12:15 AM
I'm deeply concerned about the paper cut

I know! Don't you hate those sneaky paper cuts? ... so little and yet so painful :mad:

the graduate
07-08-2009, 05:50 AM
who cares he should just go away I cant stand looking at his face anymore and he should take his plump wife TOO.I cant stand the adulation and favouritism afforded Rodger they stop short of licking his smelly balls.
I need Rafa to make him cry again that was the best comedy tv ever:boxing::haha:

Hunny
07-08-2009, 07:23 AM
Between 287 and 300 weeks for sure. Wanted to vote more than 300, but not sure he can do that with the baby and all. :D

BlueSwan
07-08-2009, 11:32 AM
Mirka will make sure that Roger doesn't lose focus because of winning 15 slams or becoming a father.
He will remain focused; only his body will slow down a bit (but his slowed down body could be fresher than seeds 2-4).:devil:
Roger is lucky that he has Mirka. We've seen other players lose focus when getting married to models and having children. Mirka seems to be as dedicated to Federers career as Federer himself. However, even given that, I still think that it will be impossible for Federer to maintain the same focus with the GS record in the bag and a baby on its way. But less will do to. I'm sure he'll remain quite focused when it really matters = at the slams.

Shabazza
07-08-2009, 02:39 PM
who cares he should just go away I cant stand looking at his face anymore and he should take his plump wife TOO.I cant stand the adulation and favouritism afforded Rodger they stop short of licking his smelly balls.
I need Rafa to make him cry again that was the best comedy tv ever:boxing::haha:

You're sure you've graduated from kindergarten?

ballbasher101
07-08-2009, 04:10 PM
Roger is lucky that he has Mirka. We've seen other players lose focus when getting married to models and having children. Mirka seems to be as dedicated to Federers career as Federer himself. However, even given that, I still think that it will be impossible for Federer to maintain the same focus with the GS record in the bag and a baby on its way. But less will do to. I'm sure he'll remain quite focused when it really matters = at the slams.


Mirka does not get the praise that she deserves. Without Mirka I doubt Federer would have won 15 majors. Mirka :worship:

JolánGagó
07-08-2009, 05:39 PM
He will soon donate his n.1 for the children of Darfur, then he will cure global hunger and swine flu.

manuel84
07-09-2009, 11:44 AM
He trails Sampras by 49 wks. but if he's able to defend USO, he'll have a very good chance to be #1 till next yr's AO -- a run that will bring him about 25 wks. closer to breaking the all-time record.

mr_burns
07-09-2009, 02:43 PM
49 weeks to Sampras...after his current run I really think he can do it...winning the Us Open that it seems to be safe for 52 weeks