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Old 06-08-2010, 08:00 AM   #76
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I think Rogie will regain it eventually and finally beat Sampras' record. However, Rogie will have to wait a while.
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Old 06-08-2010, 08:02 AM   #77
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well he should start playing in non-slam-tuneup events for start. than he must calculate not to loose any steam at the slams, which basically means he must put bigger effort overall. and the rest is down to nadal really. if he keeps his form these next few years, and doesnt make a injury related absence like he did last year, I think he can keep fed at bay, cause it wont be long when fed will not be able to rely on his slam runs. at 30 years of age, it wont be only matter of focus or effort, but simply date of production.
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Old 06-08-2010, 08:52 AM   #78
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Here's an old forum rule:
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Everyone else is less famous,
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Federer should retire. Nadal will outclass everyone, because he won 22 matches in row on clay, defeating 2(TWO) Top 8 players.
2 of Top10, Mr.
And you forgot to write that the rest - 20 matches - were won against relatively poor enemies (usually 20+ in the ranking).

In my opinion, there is huge luck behind current Nadal's no. 1. As example he lost matches against 8 of Top10 players. His game is also relatively weak, he makes many errors, does not look like an invincible machine.

It's also probable that his health won't be perfect in the next months.

On the other side, Federer did look quite good at RG, so he will win something later, probably. Unfortunately for Federer, it's much easier to gain many points during the clay season. In the last year Nadal won 1 GS and just 3 tournaments - all in the last 2 months! ...and it was sufficient to regain no. 1. That's really amazing that 2 months of 12 decide... :O
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Nadal skipped a bunch of events. Federer played almost every scheduled tournament since he turned pro.
Federer had walkovers and cakewalk draws with careless, scared, weak opponents on hardcourt, indoor hardcourt, carpet & grass
Between 2003-7, the mentally-weakening players in his age group with any Slam & Masters titles were Roddick, Safin & Hewitt.
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Nadal skipped a bunch of events. Federer played almost every scheduled tournament since he turned pro.
Federer had walkovers and cakewalk draws with careless, scared, weak opponents on hardcourt, indoor hardcourt, carpet & grass
Between 2003-7, the mentally-weakening players in his age group with any Slam & Masters titles were Roddick, Safin & Hewitt.
Man, you can not be serious.
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I think Rogie will regain it eventually and finally beat Sampras' record. However, Rogie will have to wait a while.
You're seriously deluded, I bet you live a very content life.
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Here's an old forum rule:
Federer's nice & a brave, heroic legend.
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That made me laugh.
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For sure he can blame the precious Halle final if he finishes less than 100 points behind Nadal.
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I think Fed will become number 1 again. Right after he wins Wimbledon and then USO this year. So probably by September.
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I think Fed will become number 1 again. Right after he wins Wimbledon and then USO this year. So probably by September.
And defend his Cincy points as well, of course.

You ARE joking, I hope?
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Nope. Fed will not regain number 1. Staying in the top 5 is still possible though.
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And defend his Cincy points as well, of course.

You ARE joking, I hope?
Chances of Feds to pick up the YE #1 again this year: 0,0000001%.
Think that's going too far Karin. The second half of the season favours Roger's game and he's only 3000 points behind right now which is easily erased with the current system of exponentially greater points for tournament wins. Last year people were calling Rafa a "lock" for the YE#1 as early as May and look how that turned out. I think it's still WIDE open.
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Think that's going too far Karin. The second half of the season favours Roger's game and he's only 3000 points behind right now which is easily erased with the current system of exponentially greater points for tournament wins. Last year people were calling Rafa a "lock" for the YE#1 as early as May and look how that turned out. I think it's still WIDE open.
I was surely exaggerating for a bit, yeah.
As you say, nothing is set in stone. But still, I wouldn't say the second half of the season favours Roger's game that much anymore, as he's been struggling on HC ever since he won Cincy and reached the USO final just as much as elsewhere (despite winning the AO, where we saw a short-lived ressurrection of Jesus!Fed appearing). I base my opinion on his recent level of play (which is still good, but very far away from his 2005-2007 form) rather than on his results of the past.

Well, as long as it's Fedal occupying the #1 (and #2) position, I don't think I really care.
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