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Old 06-06-2010, 04:54 PM   #1
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Default Will Federer regain the #1 spot?

Looking at the rankings and the number of points Roger and Rafa have to defend this year, I'd say it's unlikely that Federer can regain it by the end of the season.

His best chance will probably come during next year's clay court season where he doesn't defend much and Nadal defends everything. Whether his game will be up to the level recquired to do it at almost 30 years old is anyone's guess, though.
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Old 06-06-2010, 04:56 PM   #2
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Default Re: Will Federer become number 1 again?

he won't.

he neither has interest in returning back n.1

moreover, -2000 points in wimbledon against nadal's 0. he'll never return n.1.. in next year's clay season nadal will defend all, and federer will possibly lose even badly than this year
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Default Re: Will Federer become number 1 again?

Terrible.

It's Roger fault for losing so terribly at everything after Melbourne though. Indian Wells, Miami, etc. Ugh he should really regret those losses and of course his loss to Soderling here.

It's all cosmic justice for Federer. He deserves to lose his No. 1 ranking for not taking non-slam events seriously and for playing like shit. Good riddance.

The king is dead.
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Old 06-06-2010, 04:58 PM   #4
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No. But it doesn't matter.
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Default Re: Will Federer become number 1 again?

He has one last shot to reach #1 during the clay season next year. I don't think he'll be able to do it.
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Old 06-06-2010, 04:59 PM   #6
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Default Re: Will Federer become number 1 again?

Unfortunately I think it's unlikely... In the short term, his best chances at gaining points will come at the end of the year in Shanghai (if he plays) and Bercy, next year's spring season, and if Rafa doesn't have such a good clay season next year, but he's erratic off the slams as we've seen so I don't know if he'd be able to sustain a high level of performance that he needs in order to do that Never expected him to return to #1 after he lost it the first time though and he did, so who knows.

He said at the ITF reception that finishing YE #1 is still a goal.
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Default Re: Will Federer become number 1 again?

Federer should retire. Nadal will outclass everyone, because he won 22 matches in row on clay, defeating 2(TWO) Top 8 players.

In fact, everyone should retire, because they have no chance against the Spaniard.
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Fed will be back on top this time next year
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Default Re: Will Federer become number 1 again?

If he doesn't end on top this year he will do it in 2011. I have no doubt.

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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.

In fact, everyone should retire, because they have no chance against the Spaniard.
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Default Re: Will Federer become number 1 again?

I posted the following in the Federer forum but since it's being discussed here I hope people won't mind if I put it here also:

I think that the chance for breaking the record (by becoming number 1 again) might be gone for good. Nadal has an awful lot of points to pick up at Wimbledon and the World Tour Finals. Plus I wouldn't bet against him putting on a dominant performance on clay next year either. Also outsiide clay the points in Masters touraments are likely to be shared amongst top players...including Nadal.

In retrospect Federer only missed this record by a whisker. Things could have been so different if:
  • He had taken the match after being 2 points away from victory against Del Potro at the US Open
  • He had taken the match after being 2 points away from victory against Davydenko at WTF
  • He hadn't contracted a lung infection prior to the Dubai tournament
  • He had converted match points against Baghdatis and Berdych at Indian Wells and Miami respectively
  • He converted break point opportunities against Nadal in Madrid
  • Federer entered Monte Carlo
  • Nadal had withdrawn from Madrid, as some rumours appeared to suggest
  • A fit Del Potro / Davydenko could have won a match against Nadal on clay
  • Becker didn't gift Sampras the year end number 1 in 1998
  • Federer didn't make early exits in Cincy against Simon, Canada against Karlovic and the Olympics against Blake in 2008
  • Federer finshed ahead of Roddick at tne end of 2003

But of course all these are irrelevant now. What matters is he picks himself up from this and pursue his main goal: winning more Grand Slam tournaments. Getting the number 1 back is a secondary matter as far as the rest of his career is concerned, in my opinion.
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If he doesn't end on top this year he will do it in 2011. I have no doubt.
Oh yeah, the same thing about Melzer celebrating his RG title right now
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Default Re: Will Federer become number 1 again?

No , you can be 100% sure in that
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Only way Federer can regain No. 1 ranking is if Nadal gets injured again.
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Old 06-06-2010, 05:21 PM   #14
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Yes, he will.
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Default Re: Will Federer become number 1 again?

I don't think Fed will have a problem getting at least one more week at #1 and breaking the record. Rafa's sure to have some physical trouble again the way he's been grinding, and even if he doesn't, Fed can still find a way.
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