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Yesterday 04:53 AM
Litotes
Re: Federer's ranking discussion

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Originally Posted by cricri View Post
Roger will remain # 3 after RG. Wawrinka can't pass him even if he wins the French Open. Had he not been injured since January, he would have been # 2.

Now he has lots of points to defend with Halle and Wimbledon and later on with Cincinnati and US Open. Thankfully he has added Stuttgart and he didn't play in Canada last year. Plus he lost early in Shanghai and Paris.

I wonder if he's going to pull a Murray to qualify for the WTF.

He's not going to pull a Murray. Good results in Shanghai, Basel and Paris will certainly be enough and he's not going to be pessimistic enough to assume he's not getting that and adding tournaments ahead of them.
05-29-2016 10:35 PM
cricri
Re: Federer's ranking discussion

Roger will remain # 3 after RG. Wawrinka can't pass him even if he wins the French Open. Had he not been injured since January, he would have been # 2.

Now he has lots of points to defend with Halle and Wimbledon and later on with Cincinnati and US Open. Thankfully he has added Stuttgart and he didn't play in Canada last year. Plus he lost early in Shanghai and Paris.

I wonder if he's going to pull a Murray to qualify for the WTF.
03-27-2016 12:23 PM
JediFed
Re: Federer's ranking discussion

Can't wait until he's back. Tennis looks incredibly wide open.
03-27-2016 11:05 AM
Litotes
Re: Federer's ranking discussion

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How long will he remain top 3 now?
He's guaranteed until after Barcelona.

For Wawrinka to pass him before RG he'd need to score 880 points more than Fed in the runup. To do it before Rome will take more, since Fed is defending a final there.
03-27-2016 10:31 AM
JediFed
Re: Federer's ranking discussion

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After Wawrinka's AO exit Fed has secured that he will remain in the top-3 until after Indian Wells.
How long will he remain top 3 now?
01-25-2016 11:01 AM
Litotes
Re: Federer's ranking discussion

After Wawrinka's AO exit Fed has secured that he will remain in the top-3 until after Indian Wells.
12-06-2015 01:44 PM
SUKTUEN
Re: Federer's ranking discussion

good luck to him in 2016
12-06-2015 01:30 PM
JediFed
Re: Federer's ranking discussion

He officially ties Connors for weeks at 3. Will pass him Monday.

Next up, total weeks at number 4 and above - will pretty much have a lock on that through to Wimbledon, has his first opportunity to pass Connors at the end of next year. He's about 5 months shy right now, but every point from here on counts.
11-20-2015 05:02 AM
Litotes
Re: Federer's ranking discussion

Federer has secured top-3 for the season for the 12th time and tied Connors for this stat

Still possible with #2, although very unlikely.
10-22-2015 12:25 AM
mike_g
Re: Federer's ranking discussion

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Originally Posted by alypen View Post
I'm a bit confused. Roger's Shanghai 2014 points dropped off before this year's tournament started, and I thought he had 8000+ points. Yet now he has 7930. Andy, I think, has lost some more points because he's dropped points from one of the subsequent tourneys he played in last year, but where does the additional drop in Fed's score come from? Or am I imagining it?
In the official ranking both Roger and Andy have now 8000+ points: Rankings | Singles | ATP World Tour | Tennis

Next week, both of them will drop 500 points: Roger for Basel, Andy for Valencia (it was an ATP-500 last year). Andy will have 8250 points, Roger - 7930 points.
10-22-2015 12:15 AM
alypen
Re: Federer's ranking discussion

I'm a bit confused. Roger's Shanghai 2014 points dropped off before this year's tournament started, and I thought he had 8000+ points. Yet now he has 7930. Andy, I think, has lost some more points because he's dropped points from one of the subsequent tourneys he played in last year, but where does the additional drop in Fed's score come from? Or am I imagining it?
11-15-2014 01:28 PM
SUKTUEN
Re: Federer's ranking discussion

Roger always try his best to be the best!!
11-14-2014 03:55 PM
Litotes
Re: Federer's ranking discussion

Yeah, #1 was always a long shot. But given Roger's margin down to #3 and lower, something extraordinary will have to happen for him not to be seeded to the final in every tournament up to and including Wimbledon next year.
11-14-2014 03:50 PM
Eden
Re: Federer's ranking discussion

Unfortunately Roger couldn't manage to get #1 but I can't say that I'm disappointed that he didn't made it.

It would have maybe been different if it would have been alone in his hands to achieve it but this wasn't the case.

He had the advantage this year that he could gain a lot of points at several tournaments but next year it will be a bit different as he has to defend quite some amount of points then.

As long as Roger is healthy and able to play his game the ranking is not that important to me anyway as everything he does in his career is a bonus for me anyway after all he has achieved
11-10-2014 01:13 AM
JediFed
Re: Federer's ranking discussion

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And I suppose if he did make it we'd have all these people complaining that you shouldn't be No. 1 if you haven't won a grand slam. Yet in a way the fact that he hasn't would make it even more of an achievement, because it would just show how consistently good he's been this year (and how great to be able to write that after last year!)
At his age, his recovery has been excellent even if slamless. The only consecutive records he is chasing next year are consecutive years in the top 8 and years with a title. He already owns the title streak (years winning at least one title), tied with Lendl, and the total weeks owning at least one title (which he got in 2012 with the Halle win). He is three years behind Connors for the years finishing in the top 8. I don't know whether that's something Federer wants to set as a longer term goal, as it would mark a significant challenge to Connor's remaining longevity records.

The fact that this is even entering the discussion as a possibility I find staggering. He's been very healthy, playing at a high level, so why not.

So that puts next years goals to maintain both at what? 1 title and about 3500 points?

Unless Litotes corrects me I believe these are the only consecutive records he is chasing.
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