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.