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View Poll Results: Will Federer regain the #1 spot and break Sampras's record for most weeks at the top?

Yes, and he will cement his reputation as the best player ever 200 55.56%
No, he will forever be two weeks short of the record 160 44.44%
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Old 07-06-2010, 12:35 AM   #121
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No, we are witnessing a decline. Nadal will decline too. Berdych, Soderling, Del Potro, and Gulbis will take over.
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Old 07-06-2010, 12:38 AM   #122
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Fed will never get #1 back. Nor will he get #2 back. He's lucky to be in the Top 3 the way he's been playing since the AO.

Once Del Potro comes back it will be even tougher for him to stay near the top. Fed is done, deal with it.
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Old 07-06-2010, 12:38 AM   #123
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Very unlikely, but not impossible.
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Old 07-06-2010, 12:45 AM   #124
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Default Re: Will Federer Ever Get the #1 Ranking Back?

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This was how I felt as well.

btw, i made this same thread like a month ago

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=163254
Sorry about that. Should've searched it.
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Old 07-06-2010, 01:14 AM   #125
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Doubtful since he tanks all the masters. But he will win 1 or 2 more slams.
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Old 07-06-2010, 12:52 PM   #126
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I'll say the same as I would have last time he lost it.No.I'll be right eventually.

BTW could people stop having can and will in the poll/thread title I'm never sure which to answer so went with will,he obviously could.
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Old 07-06-2010, 01:31 PM   #127
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Back in 2009 I said no, and I was wrong, but this time his game is too shaky, to be honest. Also Nadal has already 7.000 points that he doesn't need to defend for almost 11 months, he would need to win absolutely everything to surpass him. So almost no chance until next summer, when he's almost 30. Looking bad.
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Old 07-06-2010, 02:11 PM   #128
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The only reason #1 went back into play is because Rafa get injured. That's the truth, Rafa has proven at this point when he healthy, he's the best player in the world, and it isn't really close right now. If Nadal doesn't get injured, then I don't see anyone taking #1 away from him. Roger can get it back maybe, but it depends on him doing better outside of slams, beating Rafa more consistently, and obviously, because he doesn't play many events in general, he has to make up for it by doing amazing in GS's. QF results aren't going to be good enough. So, it's not likely, but anything can happen.
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Also, it needs to be taken into account, Rafa's results outside of the F in Shanghai and Doha and SF at the US Open are pretty light up to Monte Carlo. That's 3 events, in the span of what.........8 months? So, he is almost definitely going to improve the ranking even more in terms of points, and Roger is defending quite a bit with the F at US Open, W in Cincinnati, F at Basel, SF at WTF and W at AO. So, what people should worry about is whether Roger falls too far behind for it to even matter, because it's getting to that point now.
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Old 07-06-2010, 03:08 PM   #130
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Well I said no the last time and try not to make the same mistake twice. So this time I'm going with maybe.
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Old 07-06-2010, 03:14 PM   #131
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don't see it, unless rafa gets injured, rafa just picks up way more points in the masters, and is outperforming him in slams now
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Old 07-06-2010, 04:18 PM   #132
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Nadal will have to lose more - conditions: injury, fit Del Potro, somebody else - & Federer will have to win more - conditions: new coach, motivation transplant, better nanny - so it's not impossible. But he doesn't have time to wait for Nadal to decline in 2 years, probably can't beat Nadal himself any more, the main threats to Nadal could hardly be worse off, & his own game is in disarray, so the prospects for the foreseeable future are bleak. Having said that, I know Agassi was able to nab the Number One spot from time to time well into his 30s.
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well, after this year's us open the answer to this questions seems more like a no
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Old 10-09-2010, 11:20 PM   #134
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I hope Federer stays at number 3 so Rafa gets to smoke him every couple of weeks in semis and get the head-to-head up to 25-7 and 12-2 in slams.
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Soderling, Berdych too old. Djokovic most likely, and also Murray are likely to take over top ranking, but Rafa will still win slams into his 30s. Del Potro is a lottery because it's hard to predict injuries, plus he's no good on grass and has played poorly at the Australian Open.
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