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Prediction: Youzhny and Verdasco will reach WTF!!!!

Sapeod
09-10-2010, 10:31 PM
WTF is in 2 months, and there are a few more tournaments until then.

Nadal, Federer, Murray, Soderling and Djokovic have already pretty much sealed their places.
Berdych is pretty much a done deal too.
Question is, who fills the other 2 spots?
Roddick, Verdasco, Ferrer and Youzhny are the 4 closest to the spots, and the final two will come from them.
I think, out of those 4, Verdasco and Youzhny will reach the draw.
Roddick is pretty shit atm, and Ferrer isn't as good on hard as Nando or Mikhail.

The line up will be, in order:

1. Nadal
2. Federer
3. Djokovic
4. Murray
5. Soderling
6. Berdych
7. Verdasco
8. Youzhny

First 6 pretty much made already, the other 2 are still to really be determined.

Discuss....

Cheeky Chick
09-10-2010, 10:39 PM
It's not the top 8 who get through automatically!

I was reading about it some weeks ago, although I've forgotten some it it now :rolleyes:

It's the top 7 and then if there is a GS winner, who is not in the top 7, but in top 20, they get the no. 8 place.

I can probably find it on the internet somewhere again...

If Youzhny were to win US Open, I think he gets a place :)

Ben.
09-10-2010, 10:41 PM
He would be safely in the top 8 if he won anyway.

delpiero7
09-10-2010, 10:45 PM
Word Life making a prediction! Has this ever happened before?

Cheeky Chick
09-10-2010, 10:47 PM
He would be safely in the top 8 if he won anyway.

But he might not be in the top 8 come November!! :p

Pirata.
09-10-2010, 10:50 PM
There's a big gap in the race between Ferrer who is currently at #9 and Melzer who is at #10, so I think it's probably likely that one of them will make it. I have a feeling Roddick will withdraw.

Cheeky Chick
09-10-2010, 10:53 PM
There's a big gap in the race between Ferrer who is currently at #9 and Melzer who is at #10, so I think it's probably likely that one of them will make it. I have a feeling Roddick will withdraw.

I think Roddick will be ranked no. 10 on Monday :(

edit... he'll be ranked no. 11

Sapeod
09-10-2010, 10:56 PM
It's not the top 8 who get through automatically!

I was reading about it some weeks ago, although I've forgotten some it it now :rolleyes:

It's the top 7 and then if there is a GS winner, who is not in the top 7, but in top 20, they get the no. 8 place.

I can probably find it on the internet somewhere again...

If Youzhny were to win US Open, I think he gets a place :)
Really? I didn't know that :lol:

Surely, if the only GS winners are in the top 4, let's say, then the top 8 by the end of the year get in?

Melzer will be 300 pints behind Youzhny in the race at least, come Monday. So I don't think he'll make it.

Cheeky Chick
09-10-2010, 10:58 PM
Really? I didn't know that :lol:

Surely, if the only GS winners are in the top 4, let's say, then the top 8 by the end of the year get in?

BTW, I forgot about Melzer, he is a candidate as well.

Of course!! - it will be top 8 if high ranked players win GS's

Melzer will be ranked no. 13 on Monday, I believe :)

Sapeod
09-10-2010, 10:59 PM
Of course!! - it will be top 8 if high ranked players win GS's

Melzer will be ranked no. 13 on Monday, I believe :)
I edited my post :lol:
Sorry, I don't see Melzer being a candidate, he'll be 300 points behind Youzhny come Monday, at least.

Henry Chinaski
09-10-2010, 11:03 PM
why the fuck did the ATP stop doing the "Race" ranking points on their website?

Cheeky Chick
09-10-2010, 11:05 PM
http://www.barclaysatpworldtourfinals.com/About/Rules.aspx

There's the entry rules, para B

I always assumed top 8, just like you, till I started looking at the rules a while ago!!

I wonder when the last time a GS was won by a player lower than rank 7...

WC Goran Ivanisovic - Wimbledon??

I can't be bothered to look it up :)

Cheeky Chick
09-10-2010, 11:06 PM
why the fuck did the ATP stop doing the "Race" ranking points on their website?

Was it anything to do with sponsors..?

There was a sponsor who got into some financial difficulty, I think the race was under their name.. can't think of it right now :rolleyes:

Sapeod
09-10-2010, 11:22 PM
why the fuck did the ATP stop doing the "Race" ranking points on their website?
Don't know, they still do it on the WTA site, I think.

Ben.
09-10-2010, 11:41 PM
They probably stopped doing it just to simplify everything, like they renamed the tournaments MS1000 and ATP250/500, just to make it easier for a new or casual tennis follower. I'd imagine going on the website and seeing the rankings and then the race was a bit confusing for people. No one really cared about it until Paris normlly anyway.

jcempire
09-11-2010, 12:06 AM
Youzhny does have a chance

Ibracadabra
09-11-2010, 12:19 AM
I made the bold prediction misha would make london about 7 months ago. No need for the thread just picking up on trends.

Topspindoctor
09-11-2010, 01:35 AM
WTF is in 2 months, and there are a few more tournaments until then.

Nadal, Federer, Murray, Soderling and Djokovic have already pretty much sealed their places.
Berdych is pretty much a done deal too.
Question is, who fills the other 2 spots?
Roddick, Verdasco, Ferrer and Youzhny are the 4 closest to the spots, and the final two will come from them.
I think, out of those 4, Verdasco and Youzhny will reach the draw.
Roddick is pretty shit atm, and Ferrer isn't as good on hard as Nando or Mikhail.

The line up will be, in order:

1. Nadal
2. Federer
3. Djokovic
4. Murray
5. Soderling
6. Berdych
7. Verdasco
8. Youzhny

First 6 pretty much made already, the other 2 are still to really be determined.

Discuss....

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born_on_clay
09-11-2010, 09:13 AM
Word Life making a prediction! Has this ever happened before?

and how many of them have become a reality ? :spit:

samanosuke
09-11-2010, 09:43 AM
Roddick will be in

FormerRafaFan
09-11-2010, 10:09 AM
It would be amazing to see Verdasco in the WTF. I think he deserves it. Well, he's not had an amazing year, he did choke in a few torunaments. Still, it hasn't been that bad of a year for him. And he is fairly consistent. I think he deserves to be in the Top 10, and he should reach the WTF imo :)

Pea
09-11-2010, 10:14 AM
Roddick will be in

Lollercopter.

Sapeod
09-11-2010, 01:51 PM
I made the bold prediction misha would make london about 7 months ago.
I'm sure you did.
You have been takng credit for a lot of stuff around here lately :spit:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/rawbery79/Gifs/simpsons.gif
Care to actually give a response instead of posting a stupid gif?
and how many of them have become a reality ? :spit:
Quite a few actually, but weirdly enough, all of them were non-slam predictions, except for RG 09.