Will Nadal ever reach No.1 position?

10-23-2007, 12:27 PM
Considering Federer's not going anywhere anytime soon + new youngsters are getting better and better (Murray, Djokovic, Gasquet) will nadal ever reach no.1 position he so desperately wants?

10-23-2007, 01:23 PM
i have no idea actually. but it would be VERY disappointing on his part to never be no.1 yet was no.2 for such a loooong time. So close yet so far would be quite fitting.

10-23-2007, 01:26 PM
zcess81, you're new here so you may not know. But FYI there have been lots and lots of polls asking this very same question already.

10-23-2007, 01:32 PM
good question, u are a genius mate

10-23-2007, 01:32 PM
All depend on Federer

10-23-2007, 02:20 PM
I think by the time Federer's gone Nadal could be too plagued by injuries to be No. 1., or outplayed by the up and comers.

Or alternatively, if sticks to a smarter schedule, it could happen for him. If he breaks the Wimbledon curse sooner rather than later, then I see him as no. 1 even with RFed around (assuming Rafa still wins the French).

10-23-2007, 03:08 PM
Needs to win a slam other then the FRench and he has a good shot..

Dusk Soldier
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10-23-2007, 07:50 PM
Nadal's best shot at ever getting the no.1 spot is at the AO and if he doesn't get it then he may never do it.

10-23-2007, 07:51 PM
Rafa will be remembered as the Poulidor of tennis... :o

10-23-2007, 08:05 PM
I'm surprised that so many people voted no. Once Fed retires, Nadal is the most likely to become #1. Then Djoke.

Tom Paulman
10-23-2007, 09:18 PM
I'm surprised that so many people voted no. Once Fed retires, Nadal is the most likely to become #1. Then Djoke.

Djokovic can surpass him after AO, I'd pick him as the next #1 more than Nadal.

10-23-2007, 11:11 PM
nadal might be too burnt out by the time fed is done. he may be younger, but his lifespan might just last as long as fed's. he's only 21, yet his injuries every season make him look like he's already 26-28 sadly :(

the only time nadal might feel "#1" is when he led the race during the clay court season.

10-23-2007, 11:35 PM
yes of course! even though it's a retarded and out-of-date poll but i still believe nadal's the most likely next #1!!!

Sunset of Age
10-25-2007, 12:20 AM
I well know that something like 'justice' doesn't actually exists in sports (nor in most of the rest of real life either, but that's an entirely different discussion) - but for this particular matter, justice should prevail, which means that Raf should at least occupy the #1 position somewhere during his career. :yeah:

10-25-2007, 02:11 PM
Nadal migh be able to get to 1 at some point. He has to make adjustments to his game that will alow him to get the points he needs on hardcourts and especially the end of the year. He needs to be more efficient in earlier rounds of tournaments and not be on the court as much,as it puts a terrible strain on his knees. My prediction is that Fed loses number 1 spot within 3 years and Nadal, Joke and Muarry all have a shot to hold it for a brief time and then the era of Gulbis will take over in 3-4 years and he will go on a nice run holding the number 1 spot.