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Congrats Marat Safin, No. 3 in the World

Tennis Fool
04-18-2005, 04:59 AM
:woohoo:

Deboogle!.
04-18-2005, 05:04 AM
:aparty::yippee:

for a week:)

Tennis Fool
04-18-2005, 05:11 AM
for a week:)[/size]

Ha Ha. They both have points from finals to defend. Anything can happen. Plus, I'd take Marat getting major points on clay more than Andy. So, even if he loses them next week, the week after may prove to be another story :wavey:

Roger The Great
04-18-2005, 05:18 AM
Nothing like backing into a better ranking. :lol: Seriously though, congrats to Marat.

Dirk
04-18-2005, 05:22 AM
Is Marat in Spain this week? Andy has to win the final this week to gain points so who knows if he can win it. Andre or Haas I think will nab it.

Chloe le Bopper
04-18-2005, 05:23 AM
Can I talk about Rafa's ranking in here too, or do I have to put that somewhere else? :p

Tennis Fool
04-18-2005, 05:25 AM
Rafa No. 11. About to take out Old Baldy. First teen in the Top 10 since Chang???

Chloe le Bopper
04-18-2005, 05:27 AM
Rafa No. 11. About to take out Old Baldy. First teen in the Top 10 since Chang???
Well, if he beats Coria in the Barca QF (assuming both get there), he'll bump Coria out.

Also, look at the gap between where Rafa is and where Coria is (5th). I scoffed Werthiem for putting Rafa in his year end top 5, but he could theoretically do it before RG :scared:

Relax, I'm not saying he WILL. But 500 points over 3 huge clay tournaments is not really that much to ask of him if he's in form. Of course, it depends on what people around there do too ;)

Chloe le Bopper
04-18-2005, 05:28 AM
Btw, I think Hewitt made the top then as a teen. He must have, he was in the YEC in 2000 when he was 19.

Deboogle!.
04-18-2005, 05:34 AM
but next week's rankings computer has BOTH MC 2004 AND 2005 on it. So it's still got Marat's SF points from last year for another week. The calendar is funny right now. TF, I wasn't saying "for a week" to be catty - it's true. The rankings may (and are very likely to) change for good as the clay season continues, but for the moment Marat is benefiting this week from a funky quirk in the calendar and it will be fixed next week.

Hooray Rafa! :woohoo:

Chloe le Bopper
04-18-2005, 05:35 AM
but next week's rankings computer has BOTH MC 2004 AND 2005 on it. So it's still got Marat's SF points from last year for another week. The calendar is funny right now. TF, I wasn't saying "for a week" to be catty - it's true. The rankings may (and are very likely to) change for good as the clay season continues, but for the moment Marat is benefiting this week from a funky quirk in the calendar and it will be fixed next week.

Hooray Rafa! :woohoo:
Indeed. It amuses me to no end that Coria gets to count MC twice. That 500 points makes the difference between number 5 and number 10.

Deboogle!.
04-18-2005, 05:36 AM
Indeed. It amuses me to no end that Coria gets to count MC twice. That 500 points makes the difference between number 5 and number 10.

Yep, he failed to defend his titlist points and still moved up 4 spots... there must be a less confusing way to figure this stuff :p

Enjoy that #5 spot while you can, Guille!!!!

Chloe le Bopper
04-18-2005, 05:37 AM
Yep, he failed to defend his titlist points and still moved up 4 spots... there must be a less confusing way to figure this stuff :p

Enjoy that #5 spot while you can, Guille!!!!
Of course, if he wins Barca he will only "lose" 200 points.

Deboogle!.
04-18-2005, 05:38 AM
Of course, if he wins Barca he will only "lose" 200 points. :rocker2:

superpinkone37
04-18-2005, 06:23 AM
wow Rafa's moving up fast! :banana: :woohoo:

adele
04-18-2005, 06:43 AM
Congrats Marat! :banana: :worship:

foul_dwimmerlaik
04-18-2005, 07:01 AM
Yeah, it's only for a week, but beggars cannot be choosers. Marat didn't give us much to congratulate him on lately, so... congrads, hippo!

Becarina
04-18-2005, 07:33 AM
congrats Marat...sort of ;)

J. Corwin
04-18-2005, 10:03 AM
I didn't realize this...but congrats Marat. :) And Coria..and anyone else benefitting from this double count. ;)

PennyThePenguin
04-18-2005, 03:26 PM
:haha:

:woohoo: rafa...
and erm...:woohoo: marat. for now :p

tangerine_dream
04-18-2005, 03:44 PM
:aparty::yippee:

for a week:)

:lol: :yeah:

erik-the-red
04-18-2005, 10:55 PM
Good job!

Horatio Caine
04-18-2005, 10:59 PM
...also looks like the Tiger has a good cushioning up till RG. Phew!!

sol
04-18-2005, 11:05 PM
:haha:

:woohoo: rafa...
and erm...:woohoo: marat. for now :p

:lol:

...:woohoo: ;) :aplot:

PinkFeatherBoa
04-18-2005, 11:26 PM
...also looks like the Tiger has a good cushioning up till RG. Phew!!

upon which, he'll undoubtably fall on his ass, along with his current ranking. :lol::scared:


Well done to Marat on his temporary position.

:woohoo: to Rafa, the top ten awaits!

alexito
04-19-2005, 12:01 AM
marat is number 3 world no for himself, is becose andy lose much point.

Leo
04-19-2005, 12:39 AM
Well, if he beats Coria in the Barca QF (assuming both get there), he'll bump Coria out.

Also, look at the gap between where Rafa is and where Coria is (5th). I scoffed Werthiem for putting Rafa in his year end top 5, but he could theoretically do it before RG :scared:


Our good friend PMac predicted the same thing and I wasn't so convinced. Now, however...

PaulieM
04-19-2005, 12:39 AM
didn't really do anything in the past couple of weeks to get there but what the hell congrats anyway :D

Leo
04-19-2005, 12:44 AM
Not exactly an emphatic way to move up one spot in the Top 5 but it's an achievement, anyway. Congrats!

Billabong
04-19-2005, 12:50 AM
Marat:yeah:

Fedex
04-19-2005, 01:11 AM
:) :)

Carolinita
04-19-2005, 02:29 AM
:woohoo:

Denise
04-19-2005, 04:35 AM
Congrats MARAT! :banana:

CassL
04-19-2005, 04:36 AM
Haha, Marat. When he tries to go up (Miami qr or Monte Carlo semi would have gotten him over Andy), he fails. Then he doesn't do anything and he goes up.

Daniel
04-22-2005, 02:47 AM
:aparty: congrats :banana: :)

tangerine_dream
04-22-2005, 03:23 AM
LOL. Hope he enjoyed it while it lasted. :lol:

Tennis Fool
04-22-2005, 05:52 AM
He's still number 3 for a few more days :D

Becarina
04-22-2005, 05:54 AM
until Andy wins RG ;)