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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%
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:26 PM   #1006
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It's all in his hands. He needs Rafa to win the FO, and then all Fed needs is one of Wimbledon or the US Open to clinch it I think. It'll be very very close though.
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:32 PM   #1007
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Fed needs a good showing at Wimbledon (a F at the least), a win at the Olympics and another in Cincy. Then a F at the USO will be enough. If tennis was a proper sport nowadays it might have been less but with RN and ND beating mugs all the way, he'll find it hard to catch up.
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:48 PM   #1008
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Default Re: Will Federer regain the #1 spot and break Sampras's record for most weeks at the

If I'm doing the math right, if Rafa wins RG and Federer wins Wimbledon with Djokovic losing in the semi's or earlier then he takes over #1.
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Old 06-08-2012, 09:22 PM   #1009
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If I'm doing the math right, if Rafa wins RG and Federer wins Wimbledon with Djokovic losing in the semi's or earlier then he takes over #1.
you're doing it wrong. nole would still be ahead of fed....

....by 50 points

not takin halle into account
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Old 06-09-2012, 06:20 AM   #1010
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Default Re: Will Federer regain the #1 spot and break Sampras's record for most weeks at the

So Nadal have to win RG the sunday, Roger reach SF in Halle, Win in Wimbledon, and Djokovic lost in SF and he will be No. 1

Taking account their points since US Open 2011(include) we have this

1. Djokovic 8680
1. Federer 8680
3. Nadal 8670

Only 10 points between Federer, Nadal & Djokovic

If Federer have better results than Djokovic and Nadal since Halle until Cincinatti he will be No. 1

There are a lot of possibilities, all this if Rafa win tomorrow
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:05 PM   #1011
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Federer has a realistic chance of becoming number one without a Grand Slam final (or win) on his 52-week ranking. This has never happened since ATP rankings started in 1973.
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:11 PM   #1012
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Hopefully not. He has decent chances tho; with some good draws and #1 or #2 tripping, he could do it. But that would be awful, cause he's a prick.

Let's hope My Spanish Hero regains #1 spot.
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If he Nadal wins FO, and Federer wins Halle and wimby then he will be #1. Ahead of Novak by 80 points.
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Old 06-10-2012, 02:57 AM   #1014
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you're doing it wrong. nole would still be ahead of fed....

....by 50 points

not takin halle into account
Yea he needs win Wimby and have a decent performance in Halle and also Djokovic mustn't pass to the final in Wimby, sounds realistic/possible for me
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He has the chances. Like every match he plays, it's on his racquet, not the rival's.
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:30 AM   #1016
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Rmmm... NO
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:33 AM   #1017
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If he takes care of his body and waits until Rafa and Nole have retired then yeah he has a shot at it.
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:42 AM   #1018
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If he Nadal wins FO, and Federer wins Halle and wimby then he will be #1. Ahead of Novak by 80 points.
Very very unlikely to happen. Did people see Fed these last 2 weeks?! He was atrocious. No two ways about it. Says a lot about Del Po that he couldn't beat a Fed playing like this. Goffin, Ungur & Mahut took sets off the guy - think about that.

He wasn't good in Rome either - just had a good draw to the semis - titans like Berlocq, nearly retired JCF and Seppi was a great Masters draw. Looking at his level of play he has not been anywhere close to slam winning form - the biggest worry has been his serve. Is he suddenly going to recover and have enough to beat the likes of Nadal/Djoko/Berdych/Tsonga/Del Po/Murray on grass? The only way I see him winning is by again having a LOT of luck with the draw - with the serve & FH as they were in the semi vs Novak I can't see him beating even Berdych/Tsonga/Del Po, let alone fellow top 4 players.

Frankly no way is he anywhere close to Nadal & Djoko's level right now - they've got to the last 4 slam finals, Nadal the last 5. So if by some miracle he did get to no.1 in the next month it would be quite laughable - no players would actually think he's the best player in the world no matter what the ranking said.
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Very very unlikely to happen. Did people see Fed these last 2 weeks?! He was atrocious. No two ways about it. Says a lot about Del Po that he couldn't beat a Fed playing like this. Goffin, Ungur & Mahut took sets off the guy - think about that.

He wasn't good in Rome either - just had a good draw to the semis - titans like Berlocq, nearly retired JCF and Seppi was a great Masters draw. Looking at his level of play he has not been anywhere close to slam winning form - the biggest worry has been his serve. Is he suddenly going to recover and have enough to beat the likes of Nadal/Djoko/Berdych/Tsonga/Del Po/Murray on grass? The only way I see him winning is by again having a LOT of luck with the draw - with the serve & FH as they were in the semi vs Novak I can't see him beating even Berdych/Tsonga/Del Po, let alone fellow top 4 players.

F]rankly no way is he anywhere close to Nadal & Djoko's level right now - they've got to the last 4 slam finals, Nadal the last 5. So if by some miracle he did get to no.1 in the next month it would be quite laughable - no players would actually think he's the best player in the world no matter what the ranking said.

Well, it will not be "laughable" if he beats Nadal or Djokovic in Wimbledon . Unlikely to happen I know but just bring some balance. As of the other members of the top 10 they are not that consistent , so anything can happen
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Yes, he can do it, the early loss in Miami hurt. Had he beaten Roddick, he'd likely have made the SF there, and every point counts. Now he needs a bit of help, but the opportunity is there for him starting now through the USO.

With that being said, it's been a long time since he's won a slam. So you can't bank on him doing so. We'll see if he sweeps up on grass with Halle, Wimbledon and Olympics.
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