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Although a long way ahead Nadal is improving and closed the gap at Wimbledon. Number 1 according to the ATP entry system.
 
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Re: When will Nadal be number 1 for the first time?

when federer turns 27, maybe
 
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Ljubicic will be the next world number 1
are ya kidding or it's a new joke??? until there are nadal or nalbandian where's so ljubicic?? huh?
 

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Re: When will Nadal be number 1 for the first time?

seems likely not in the near future.
 

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:zzz: Damn, Wimbledon to Toronto is like a fucking 2nd off-season without Fed-Nadal playing.
 

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Re: When will Nadal be number 1 for the first time?

He has a good shot after the Aus Open...He has nothing tom defend at Year end and Melbourne.(and Us open as well)..It depens on Federers results, but if Nadal gets on of these titles he will be the next
 

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Probably Nole will be the one who will take Federer out of the number one spot.

Nadal will be number one one day, but it won't be a long reign.
 

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Re: When will Nadal be number 1 for the first time?

Like I said: possibly never. See the other thread.
 

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Re: When will Nadal be number 1 for the first time?

naiwen said:
After he wins another slam.
Even if Nadal won the US Open I think he would require Federer to accumulate almost no points. Particularly if Nadal misses Toronto.
 

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Re: When will Nadal be number 1 for the first time?

Realistically, I don't think he will anytime in the near future. If ever, I feel that it'll at least take till sometime in 2008. At the moment Federer is just too good and above all, TOO CONSISTENT. Yes, Federer has lost a few finals to Nadal, with most of them on Clay and all. But who else has Federer loss too? Even in the past two years, there has only been a handfull (not even really) of players that have beaten him. I even know them off the top of my head, but I won't bother naming them. So I believe while Nadal will occasionally beat Fed in finals, Fed will just continue making final, after final, after final, and winning most of them. While Nadal will make many finals, but continue to also have that occasional hick-up, and be upset before the final. That will be why the gap in points will not close completely anytime soon.
 

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I think the earliest now is probably after the AO in 2007. But will it happen in 2007?
 

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I think the earliest now is probably after the AO in 2007. But will it happen in 2007?
Only if Roger doesn't do jack for the rest of the season, doesn't qualify for semis in TMC, and loses early in AO - go figure how likely that's gonna happen.
Nadal will become #1 when Federer becomes bored with tennis and starts tanking some matches. Not sure when it will happen, but by then, there might be some other #1 contenders besides Rafa. So we will see.
 

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Only if Roger doesn't do jack for the rest of the season, doesn't qualify for semis in TMC, and loses early in AO - go figure how likely that's gonna happen.
Nadal will become #1 when Federer becomes bored with tennis and starts tanking some matches. Not sure when it will happen, but by then, there might be some other #1 contenders besides Rafa. So we will see.

I will not happen for tennis reasons, but Federer does seem to have missed a lot of events at the end of the last 2 years.
 

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he has to do well at the AO, defend his RG Crown, and maybe get a run at Wimbledon like he had this year, and he can do it.
 

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Re: When will Nadal be number 1 for the first time?

By the time Nadal has surpassed Federer, the likes of Gasquet, Djokovic will have surpassed Nadal easely...so I guess Nadal will be like Vilas...Never to be #1.
 

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By the time Nadal has surpassed Federer, the likes of Gasquet, Djokovic will have surpassed Nadal easely...so I guess Nadal will be like Vilas...Never to be #1.
Vilas' failure to become number 1 was related to the way computer points were awarded. In 1977 he won 2 grand slams and won in total around 16? tournaments in total. Connors won 0 grand slams and fewer tournaments that year, but ended the year number 1. In the early years of the ranking sytem it produced some weird rankings.
 

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That was not my point really. :p
 
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