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Nadal catches Courier

Billups85
08-25-2010, 11:48 AM
... in weeks as a #1. Enters into the top 10. Next stage: Stefan Edberg. :bounce:



1. Pete Sampras 286
2. Roger Federer 285
3. Ivan Lendl 270
4. Jimmy Connors 268
5. John McEnroe 170
6. Björn Borg 109
7. Andre Agassi 101
8. Lleyton Hewitt 80
9. Stefan Edberg 72
10. Jim Courier 58
11. Rafael Nadal 58
12. Gustavo Kuerten 43
13. Ilie Năstase 40
14. Mats Wilander 20
15. Andy Roddick 13
16. Boris Becker 12
17. Marat Safin 9
18. John Newcombe 8
18. JC Ferrero 8
20. Marcelo Ríos 6
20. Yev. Kafelnikov 6
20. Thomas Muster 6
23. Carlos Moyà 2
24. Patrick Rafter 1

ossie
08-25-2010, 11:55 AM
is rafa confirmed year end number 1?

n8
08-25-2010, 12:07 PM
is rafa confirmed year end number 1?

It probable, but not confirmed. Nadal is on 8885 'race' points and Federer 5395, a lead of 3490. With the US Open worth 2000, two Masters Series worth 1000 each and the World Tour Finals worth 1500 maximum, Federer could still catch him.

Har-Tru
08-25-2010, 12:15 PM
Who's Curier?

ossie
08-25-2010, 12:15 PM
so hes gonna have to work to pass edberg

paseo
08-25-2010, 12:22 PM
Who's Curier?

This.

n8
08-25-2010, 12:26 PM
so hes gonna have to work to pass edberg

Not too much. It's unlikely Federer will win all those events and besides, Nadal is likely to collect decent points in all of them too. I think it is almost assured that Nadal will stay #1 until the beginning of Monte Carlo at least which is about 33 weeks away. This will put him at 91 weeks and 8th on the list.

Even if Nadal loses in the first match of every event he plays between now and Monte Carlo, he will still have 7540 points come April. At the moment #2 has only 7215 points hence it is looking very good for Nadal.

Rita
08-25-2010, 12:30 PM
Curier :o
By just reading the thread title, I thought he had caught a disease or something :o

Certinfy
08-25-2010, 12:31 PM
Curier :o
By just reading the thread title, I thought he had caught a disease or something :oSame here, I was getting happy. :lol:

Blackbriar
08-25-2010, 12:38 PM
... in weeks as a #1. Enters into the top 10. Next stage: Stefan Edberg. :bounce:


4. Jimmy Connors 268
5. John McEnroe 170


good luck going from McEnroe to Connors....

Voo de Mar
08-25-2010, 12:45 PM
This Curier must have been good :yeah:

ShotmaKer
08-25-2010, 01:05 PM
This Curier must have been good :yeah:

This.

Roamed
08-25-2010, 01:08 PM
Curier :o
By just reading the thread title, I thought he had caught a disease or something :o

I thought that too :p

Sophocles
08-25-2010, 01:36 PM
Nadull forum?

Iván
08-25-2010, 01:39 PM
Mats Wilander only 20?

suprised.

Clay Death
08-25-2010, 01:44 PM
Not too much. It's unlikely Federer will win all those events and besides, Nadal is likely to collect decent points in all of them too. I think it is almost assured that Nadal will stay #1 until the beginning of Monte Carlo at least which is about 33 weeks away. This will put him at 91 weeks and 8th on the list.

Even if Nadal loses in the first match of every event he plays between now and Monte Carlo, he will still have 7540 points come April. At the moment #2 has only 7215 points hence it is looking very good for Nadal.


affirmative. it is looking good for this year and the next. all he has to do stay healthy and just do his thing.

i would certainly call the dogs off if he wins the u.s. open. no need to kill your knees on the hard courts. the objective should be to put in a relaxed effort and plan/prepare for next year.

Everko
08-25-2010, 02:42 PM
Same here, I was getting happy. :lol:

:rolleyes:

Certinfy
08-25-2010, 03:53 PM
:rolleyes:
Shut it, Everko!

dodo
08-25-2010, 04:06 PM
i would certainly call the dogs off if he wins the u.s. open. no need to kill your knees on the hard courts. the objective should be to put in a relaxed effort and plan/prepare for next year.

the dogs will remain 'on'.

@Sweet Cleopatra
08-25-2010, 06:40 PM
:worship::worship::worship:

christallh24
08-25-2010, 06:56 PM
Same here, I was getting happy. :lol:

Happy that someone could be stricken with a disease? Oh, Certinfy, you've disappointed me.:awww:

Nadull forum?

:confused:No....:scratch:no, no Nadull forum that I recall. There is, however, a Nadal forum.:hatoff:

i would certainly call the dogs off if he wins the u.s. open.

And since that's not going to happen, Rafa just needs to stay as consistent as he usually is in getting to the latter stages of tournaments. Not that I wouldn't love for him to win another title this year, but sheesh, next season is going to be a nightmare for him to defend them all.

Montego
08-25-2010, 07:36 PM
Federer MUST get these two weeks one day, otherwise it will be historically unfair :cool:

Montego
08-25-2010, 07:38 PM
and can Rafter look at himself in the mirror and say:

"I used to be the best player in the world"

?

christallh24
08-25-2010, 07:42 PM
Federer MUST get these two weeks one day, otherwise it will be historically unfair :cool:

Uh..."historically unfair"? How's that? Or were you being facetious?

Ibracadabra
08-25-2010, 07:51 PM
He will be number one until 2012 max. Then his downfall will insue

Diprosalic
08-25-2010, 08:01 PM
nadal has to stay number 1 for 4 1/2 years to catch federer. thats effin crazy. :eek:

christallh24
08-25-2010, 08:30 PM
So this will be the next battleground. Should a miracle occur and Rafa wins a USO, next Fed fans are going to say he has to be No.1 for as long as Roger will. Y'all know it could happen.

Filo V.
08-25-2010, 09:01 PM
Damn, look how far the top 4 are ahead of everyone. And J-Mac is far ahead of the rest of the pack too. Shows you that as much Rafa has achieved, he still has a ways to go to be truly in GOAT category.

Certinfy
08-25-2010, 09:03 PM
Happy that someone could be stricken with a disease? Oh, Certinfy, you've disappointed me.:awww:
What!? Of course not, I would never do such a thing to your beloved Rafa. :hug:

brent-o
08-25-2010, 11:03 PM
Wow, I had no idea Nadal was even that close to the top ten of all time. Way to go, Rafa!

brent-o
08-25-2010, 11:06 PM
Federer MUST get these two weeks one day, otherwise it will be historically unfair :cool:

That would honestly be so depressing if he never does :unsure: And I'm not even a Fed fan. But the dude has definitely earned it.

Sapeod
08-25-2010, 11:19 PM
He will never reach the top 4 :cool:

I'm, surprised poor Rafter was only no.1 for a week.

BTW, are these all of the no.1s in the open era?? :eek:
Not many :eek:

Hope to see Murray there soon :yeah:

christallh24
08-25-2010, 11:43 PM
Shows you that as much Rafa has achieved, he still has a ways to go to be truly in GOAT category.

Yes, he does as far as weeks being No.1. I'll be happy for him to reach just the top ten.

What!? Of course not, I would never do such a thing to your beloved Rafa. :hug:

Awwww...:hug: back at ya'.

He will never reach the top 4

:lol: Is that all you have? That's rather tame coming from you. If Rafa had been closer to top twenty, you'd have said he'll never reach top ten. But he's close to top ten so he will never reach top 4. Well, yeah, most likely he won't, but he could top ten. And that ain't damn bad.

Where is it you hope to see Andy?

Nobody's Perfecc
08-26-2010, 02:02 AM
Federer MUST get these two weeks one day, otherwise it will be historically unfair :cool:

Unfair but somewhat fitting. Nadal that had been the thorn on Federer's side in his quest for GOATdom until Roger reached it at the FO last year. And for Rafa to take back the #1 ranking just two weeks from breaking Sampras' record and one week from tying it, it just fits. Of course, I'm a Rafa fan (previously on Fed's side). :D

name_change
08-26-2010, 04:32 AM
Can't believe Hewitt has 80 weeks! UGH!