Re: There is no finish line...
This list tracks those players who remain active since Roger's slam participation streak began in AO 2000 - 12 years ago.
There are now only 11 remaining of the 128 player draw. 4, Okun, Dupuis, Rochus and Vanek are all at risk of dropping off. In spite of the attrition - those remaining have actually improve their standing.
Notable changes - JCF has recovered to 47. Crazy Ivan is the only remaining non-Roger seed. There has always been at least one of these folks seeded - last year it was Llodra at 30, who has dropped. Haas has recovered to being slam eligible again.
Dupuis has crashed out to 1204 - only 4 RPS, but his drop date is not until September of this year.
Ivan Ljubicic - STILL ACTIVE - (32)
Michael Llodra - STILL ACTIVE - (43)
Juan Carlos Ferrero - STILL ACTIVE - (47)
Lleyton Hewitt - STILL ACTIVE - (131)
Rainer Schuttler - STILL ACTIVE - (132)
Arnaud Clement - STILL ACTIVE - (164)
Tommy Haas - STILL ACTIVE - (170)
Noam Okun - STILL ACTIVE - (1024) [May 23rd, 2012] (6 RP)
Antony Dupuis - STILL ACTIVE - (1204) [September 10th, 2012] (4 RP)
Christophe Rochus - STILL ACTIVE - (1502) [July 23rd 2012] (1 RP)
Jiri Vanek - STILL ACTIVE - (1503) [June 4th 2012] (1 RP)
Vanek - has not played since last June.
Rochus - has not played since last July.
Okun has not played singles since last Mary.
As amazing as it may seem - Dupuis, who was born in '73 - one of the oldest of the generation ahead of Roger is still active, playing in October. Closing in on his 40th birthday.
Also notable is Bastl who is also active - but zeroed.
Jan Michael Gambill - ZEROED
George Bastl - ZEROED
Joseph Sirianni - ZEROED
Federer - Emperor of the Slams, King of Hard, Lord of the Australian Open, Lord of Wimbledon.
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