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Could Fed take Sampras No. 1 weeks record by playing Eastbourn?

Commander Data
06-12-2010, 10:23 AM
Why not take Halle and then next week sneak another 250 ATP title like Eastbourne to secure weeks at No 1 record? Would it be enough?

Seems like a valid approach to me or is it a bad idea?

gorgo1986
06-12-2010, 10:31 AM
I think the Wimbledon title is much more important to him. It would be a bad idea to overplay, he needs to be fresh for Wimbledon.

Cloudygirl
06-12-2010, 10:31 AM
Playing two weeks straight before playing wimbledon where he is defending 2000 points would prob not be that smart. Another slam I would think matters more to Fed than the number 1 record.

Tripster
06-12-2010, 10:31 AM
He could but the Wimbledon-title is much more important for Fed.

ossie
06-12-2010, 10:33 AM
:silly:

canbera
06-12-2010, 10:37 AM
If it was his only chance, he would probably do it.

But this won't be the case.

amirbachar
06-12-2010, 10:38 AM
He won't be ranked 1st anyway...

Commander Data
06-12-2010, 10:43 AM
But playing on grass seems to be so effortless for him. You seriously think it would endanger his performance at Wimbledon? Okay, maybe a bad idea to play 4 weeks straight because of mental focus...
I'm still unclear, would winning Halle and Eastbourne be enought to take No.1 back?

ZackBusner
06-12-2010, 10:44 AM
Nadal now has 8700 pts.
If Fed would win Halle and Hertogenbosch/Eastbourne, he would have 8710. But Nadal played Queen's QF what gives him 45 pts. more. -> No chance for Fed anyway.

Commander Data
06-12-2010, 11:02 AM
Nadal now has 8700 pts.
If Fed would win Halle and Hertogenbosch/Eastbourne, he would have 8710. But Nadal played Queen's QF what gives him 45 pts. more. -> No chance for Fed anyway.

THX! that clears it up.

fsoica
06-12-2010, 11:04 AM
fed already played 2 250 events this year...no max ammount to gain from halle, nor eastbourne/'bosch

Ouragan
06-12-2010, 05:11 PM
This really isn't something I'd see Federer do. Does anybody know anyway if he is that keen on the record? Maybe he doesn't want it yet, to leave some degree of suspense in his career.

andy neyer
06-12-2010, 05:14 PM
No.

The ATP only counts the best 2 ATP 250 for top 30 players. Thus Federer could only gain 250-90=160 max. in both Halle and Eastbourn because he's already played 2 ATP 250 this year (Doha and Estoril) where he made the SF in both.

There's no mathematical chance whatsoever for Federer to reclaim the no 1 before or immediately after Wimby.

careergrandslam
06-12-2010, 05:29 PM
federer is too smart to overplay unlike the king of clay.

Arkulari
06-12-2010, 07:13 PM
Roger might have a shot later in the year, but right now? pretty pointless to push even if he had the option, he's the #1 seed at Wimbledon anyway, so why bother? :shrug:

peribsen
06-12-2010, 07:18 PM
[QUOTE=andy neyer;10037791]The ATP only counts the best 2 ATP 250 for top 30 players. Thus Federer could only gain 250-90=160 max. in both Halle and Eastbourn because he's already played 2 ATP 250 this year (Doha and Estoril) where he made the SF in both.[QUOTE]

Wasn´t aware it worked like that, thanks for the info!

BlueSwan
06-12-2010, 07:36 PM
Federer might very well win both Wimbledon AND The US Open and still be ranked #2 despite having 3 out of 4 grand slams. That's how poor his results outside of slams have been.

raahaat7
06-12-2010, 08:11 PM
May be next year this time.