Although a long way ahead Nadal is improving and closed the gap at Wimbledon. Number 1 according to the ATP entry system.
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.DrJules said:I think the earliest now is probably after the AO in 2007. But will it happen in 2007?
Apemant said: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.
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.Norrage said: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.