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What was the fastest/soonest WTF qualifying in a season? This might be right up there with the fastest.

Also, is there a chance for someone to clinch YE1 before USO? I remember both Fed and Rafa did it in September of their respective seasons. But one must probably get like 6000 points advantage (current ranking system) - without defending too many points - to be able to do that. Or is that basically impossible?
 

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Even if he hasn't done so mathematically, it's obviously going to be him with the absolutely pathetic competition we have in tennis right now.
 

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What was the fastest/soonest WTF qualifying in a season? This might be right up there with the fastest.

Also, is there a chance for someone to clinch YE1 before USO? I remember both Fed and Rafa did it in September of their respective seasons. But one must probably get like 6000 points advantage (current ranking system) - without defending too many points - to be able to do that. Or is that basically impossible?
Djokovic qualified quicker in 2011, IIRC.
 

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What was the fastest/soonest WTF qualifying in a season? This might be right up there with the fastest.
I'm fairly sure Djokovic in 2011 was the fastest to qualify for the WTF, though I can't remember when he did it.

Edit: From Wikipedia, 18 weeks 6 days to qualify in 2011. Not sure what tournament that is after, but in 2011 before the French Open he won AO, 4 masters but also won a 500 and a 250, so Djokovic only missed it this year because of MMs. But if Djokovic can win the French Open (or even reach the final) he should be tracking ahead of his 2011 points.
 

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Can't be arsed to calculate, but I imagine if Djokovic wins RG, defends Wimbledon, wins at least one of the North American masters and Fed goes out early at Wimbledon at least, he could clinch YE #1 prior to the USO.
 

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Even if he hasn't done so mathematically, it's obviously going to be him with the absolutely pathetic competition we have in tennis right now.


PAthetic competition??Two GOATs are finding it hard to win a set. :worship::worship:
 
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Didn't Djokovic pretty much automatically qualify for the WTF by winning the AO this year?

If a player (or team) wins one of the four Grand Slams during the year but finishes outside the top eight (and within the top 20) in the year-end rankings, they will qualify ahead of the player (or team) ranked eighth.
2000 points is almost always enough to be in the top 20. Of course, this doesn't take into account the possibility of two players each winning a slam and not finishing in the top 8, in which case the ATP says:

If two players (or teams) are in this situation, the lower-ranked will be given the first alternate position ahead of the player (or team) ranked eighth.
 

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Can't be arsed to calculate, but I imagine if Djokovic wins RG, defends Wimbledon, wins at least one of the North American masters and Fed goes out early at Wimbledon at least, he could clinch YE #1 prior to the USO.
Right now Fed isn't remotely relevant in YE#1 race cos he is #6 in the Race, Murray as #2 can say much more in this race especially if he wins on Friday (not likely though)
 

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4th Year-End No.1, 5th WTF (4th straight), Career Grand Slam, along with his second multi-slam season would be :drool:
 

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PAthetic competition??Two GOATs are finding it hard to win a set. :worship::worship:
Stop being such a one note analyst and look at level of play as opposed to names. Federer and Nadal in 2015 are NOT strong competition.
 

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Djokovic will most likely be #1 for the entire year. The only player that could potentially leapfrog him at some point would be Andy and that's only if he absolutely tears it up in the few months by winning pretty much everything in sight.
 

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How can you mathematically clinch WTF already?

Isn't there a scenario where he falls to 9th in the race and a slam winner finishes 8th?
 

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How can you mathematically clinch WTF already?

Isn't there a scenario where he falls to 9th in the race and a slam winner finishes 8th?
Do you mean he falls to 8th and a slam winner finishes 9th?
 

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ClayRay, GrassRay and WindRay will finish #1 this year.


:secret: For people who are slow... this is a joke.
 

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Stop being such a one note analyst and look at level of play as opposed to names. Federer and Nadal in 2015 are NOT strong competition.
That's why, they are finding it hard to make semis of a slam in last 2 GSs. That's my whole point. Murray, Wawrinka and Nishikori pose more threat to Djokovic at slams than these two. :wavey:
 

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How can you mathematically clinch WTF already?

Isn't there a scenario where he falls to 9th in the race and a slam winner finishes 8th?
No, there isn't. There aren't enough points left for that to happen.
In 2011 Novak mathematically clinched his WTF ticket when he won Rome, because he had also won Dubai and Belgrade.
This year he qualified when he made the 4th round at Roland Garros.
The ATP was a little late, as usual. :D
 

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Clayray will win RG... Grassray will win SW19 = W#1
Even if Murray wins Roland Garros and Wimbledon and Novak doesn't lift a racquet, Andy will not get the #1 ranking spot yet. Novak has that mathematically clinched till Cincy.
 
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