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

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Old 03-27-2012, 08:16 PM   #631
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bombed it

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Old 03-28-2012, 12:35 PM   #632
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He still will.
Olympics, Wimbledon, Halle, Cincinnati, US Open, Shanghai still ahead - good tournies for Roger.
Might as well do good at Madrid, Toronto and Tokyo.
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:34 PM   #633
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Federer's chances took a heavy knock last week, though he still maintains a sizable lead in points over his opponents during the past six months.

Here are the countable points earned by the top four players after Shanghai 2011 and through Miami:

Federer: 5855
Djokovic: 4100
Nadal: 2210
Murray: 2060
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:00 PM   #634
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Fed basically needs a slam. Preferably with a win over Muzz in the final if it has to be someone from the Top 4.
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:36 PM   #635
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He still will.
Olympics, Wimbledon, Halle, Cincinnati, US Open, Shanghai still ahead - good tournies for Roger.
Might as well do good at Madrid, Toronto and Tokyo.
in your dreams bud . I see you are a very enthusiastic Rog fan (and that's great) but Rog hasn't won a slam in 2 years, and you see him somehow winning both W and the USO this year. oh boy... what is wrong with people here ?
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I'm not sure about #1 spot, but with only 900 points separating them, Federer can easily take #2 spot from Nadal, even before the French Open. That sure would make things exciting.
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Federer's chances took a heavy knock last week, though he still maintains a sizable lead in points over his opponents during the past six months.

Here are the countable points earned by the top four players after Shanghai 2011 and through Miami:

Federer: 5855
Djokovic: 4100
Nadal: 2210
Murray: 2060
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in your dreams bud . I see you are a very enthusiastic Rog fan (and that's great) but Rog hasn't won a slam in 2 years, and you see him somehow winning both W and the USO this year. oh boy... what is wrong with people here ?
If Roger wins a slam he will be number one for atleast 2 weeks or do you think he cant win a slam. He can beat djokovic and djokovic can beat nadal
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:12 PM   #639
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in your dreams bud . I see you are a very enthusiastic Rog fan (and that's great) but Rog hasn't won a slam in 2 years, and you see him somehow winning both W and the USO this year. oh boy... what is wrong with people here ?
Hey Mr. Alex. sometimes we can disagree.. that's ok and healthy I think.

I don't think we should completely discount Mr. Federer here. There are instances where a player has gone 2 years without a slam then won after getting on a roll in the non-slam tourneys. And he certainly has done that recently. If others can do it, why not Federer who is after all the current King of Slams in the Open Era? By the way, the most recent example of winning after 2 years is none other than Mr. Djokovic who won in at the AO in in 2008, then didn't win again till AO 2011. Granted, he was a younger player, but still... Sampras won the 2002 US Open after not winning since 2000 Wimbledon.

I would be the last one to put it beyond Federer. Can he do it? Yes. Will he do it? Who the hell knows? It's not easy to win majors. There many players trying to win these big events. I think either major is quite possible for him. Both? Well, if he were to win Wimbledon and possibly the Olympics, would you bet against him at the US Open? I wouldn't. He was stopped there by the smallest of margins the last 2 years. It wouldn't take a major change in his game to change the result.

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Old 04-02-2012, 07:14 PM   #640
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in your dreams bud . I see you are a very enthusiastic Rog fan (and that's great) but Rog hasn't won a slam in 2 years, and you see him somehow winning both W and the USO this year. oh boy... what is wrong with people here ?
it's you who are wrong, like many people in this forum :

in this forum I've read so many definitive conclusions about the future because of the recent past : that Fed was done in the beginning of 2009, that Nadal was done in the beginning of 2010, that Djokovic would never be number 1 as long as Nadal and Fed were there, that Djokovic "owned Fed" after beating him in Dubai (Vida probably remembers), recently that Fed had no chance to beat Nadal, that Roddick had no chance to beat Fed ...

you know, there's something which is called "the glorious uncertainty of sport".

I don't understand how Fed's loss in Miami would be that important to change everything in people's calculations here : it changes things for a number 2 seed in Roland-Garros OK, but is it that important ? Fed would still have half-chance to draw Nadal anyway.

I personally think that Fed has more chance to win Wimbledon and the US Open than to win all Masters 1000 on hardcourts or whatever would make him number 1 without winning slams, which some people have calculated here.

There's no better way to be number 1 than to win slams. And surely Fed has played better in the beginning of this year (and even in 2011) than in the beginning of 2009 ... and he was near in the slams last years, whatever you say having matchpoints or playing a third set tie-break in a slam semifinal means you are quite near.

Of course Djokovic has by far the best chance to be number 1 in the end of the year because he's currently the incontestable number 1 but this year will be very long and Fed is not a God at all, but he's no mug either I don't think Djokovic would feel confident playing Fed in Wimbledon.

And anyway Fed's main goal is not to be number 1 : before that, it's to win one or several more slams.

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By the way, the most recent example of winning after 2 years is none other than Mr. Djokovic who won in at the AO in in 2008, then didn't win again till AO 2011.
yes ... and if anybody here had said "if he wins 2 slams he will be number 1", most of MTFers would have fallen on him and said "what's wrong with you "

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Well, if he were to win Wimbledon and possibly the Olympics, would you bet against him at the US Open? I wouldn't.
in the beginning of 2009, when Fed was playing badly, was marrying and losing constantly to Nadal, Murray and Djokovic, it was far far more unlikely that he would win Roland-Garros and play the finals of next 4 slams, winning 3 of them and losing the 4th one in the final in 5 sets losing two tie-breakers and being very near to leading 2 sets to null.

THAT was crazy !

I would be much less surprised if Fed won Wimbledon and the US Open this year than I was by what happened in 2009-beginning of 2010.

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Federer's chances took a heavy knock last week, though he still maintains a sizable lead in points over his opponents during the past six months.

Here are the countable points earned by the top four players after Shanghai 2011 and through Miami:

Federer: 5855
Djokovic: 4100
Nadal: 2210
Murray: 2060
I think you missed Nadal's 150 points from Davis cup final (and Fed's 10 points from Davis cup 1st round, but well )
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First of all he must bring back his game at its best.

We've seen some good performances by him in Indian Wells. That really motivated his fans.
I personally think he can do it. Not only because he is talented enough and history has proved it, but he seems to me to be much more experienced.
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No, fucked up royally at Miami.

Needed SF minimum and should have got that result easily with his mug draw of Roddick - Monaco - Fish.
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First of all he must bring back his game at its best.
for slams the main problem is Djokovic and Nadal, and the stamina which has been worrying for a while,

but for the game, I think he has played better for 1 year and a half than in 2008-2009.
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