He is defending 1350 points while Nadal is defending 3900 points...I certainly think it's possible and I don't expect Nadal to defend all those finals.
Atleast he wasnt bagelled by this black hole of tennis and managed to get more than 3 points every set.haha. Right. Like Nadal won't defend those? It is more likely for Novak to have a big collapse in confidence after losing to the black hole of tennis which is the no slam wonder, Andry Murray. To be honest, I would retire if I lost to a player with so much mental weakness. Andy's game is great but he was mentally weak even today. So no. Federer will end up #4 in no time. He ain't going up. Sad to say.
Federer doesn't do shit at IW or Miami lately so how could he make the jump?
It's all about Djokovic, Nadal, Murray and Del Potro at these two then Nadal and Djokovic during clay, maybe Del Potro too if he's got his good clay shoes on.
After all the attention australia got with a nadal-nole final, NO WAY IN HELL WILL nadal and nole be in the same half. If fed is somehow number 2, nadal will "find" his way into his half. Remember its a BUSINESS first. And right now nole-nadal is whats in the news = money.Let's postulate that Mr. Federer does get to #2 at some point (maybe not by RG, that's a stretch, unless Nadal is injured).
The situation becomes quite favorable for Federer if Nadal is in Djokovic's half of the draw for the SF, no?
May I borrow your crystal ball?I think fed needs to win one of the masters 1000 before RG if he has any realistic chance of getting it back before the french open. Madrid is prolly his best chance.
Getting to the final in dubai will get him 300 points. Murray is getting 500 so they may both have a shot.