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Will Federer be ranked no 1 again?

With the latest win in Shanghai, Federer is within striking distance of Djokovic. Will he make it (Still 3K points to win)?
http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Ten...arEnd-No1.aspx

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Re: Will Fed be ranked no 1 again?

London ATP finals should give the difintive.
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Re: Will Fed be ranked no 1 again?

Interesting article is USA Today does the arithmetic of possibilities: How Roger Federer can steal the No. 1 ranking from Novak Djokovic. Definitely possible, equally clearly uphill.

On the same topic an article with less emphasis on the arithmetic, and more on his game, at tennis.com: Forward Thinking:
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In his spry steps and his sharp reactions at the net—“like a mongoose on amphetamines,” as commentator Robbie Koenig put it—you could feel a youthful sense of adventure from Federer. You could also hear it in his words.

“It’s very exciting playing this tennis,” Federer said after his win over Djokovic, “because I think attacking tennis is the most exciting. When I can do it myself, it’s great.”

At the end of last year, Federer said he wanted to do "something exciting" in 2014; he has succeeded, both with his victories, and with the way he has won them. At 33, Federer has made himself the most intriguing figure in tennis’s future.

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Re: Will Federer be ranked no 1 again?

Will Federer? ..... is he related to Roger?
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Re: Will Federer be ranked no 1 again?

It would be a good dispatch if Fedex delivered again
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Re: Will Federer be ranked no 1 again?

By taking over second place in the world rankings, Federer pretty much ensures he will not have to face Rafa or Djokovic before a semi final in the remaining tournaments. That works in his favor, as he's less likely to get knocked out in an early round. The further you go, the more points you earn.

Still, Djokovic has been playing very well this year. I'd love to see Roger back at number one but I don't think he will quite make it. Sorry Roger!
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Re: Will Fed be ranked no 1 again?

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Interesting article is USA Today does the arithmetic of possibilities: How Roger Federer can steal the No. 1 ranking from Novak Djokovic. Definitely possible, equally clearly uphill.

On the same topic an article with less emphasis on the arithmetic, and more on his game, at tennis.com: Forward Thinking:
I liked the summary in the first link:
Here’s the shorter one: If Djokovic wins either of his final two tournaments, he’ll finish No. 1. If Federer wins one of his final three, plus a Davis Cup, and keeps up his solid play, there’s a very good chance he pulls the No. 1 stunner.
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Re: Will Federer be ranked no 1 again?

The impending birth of Djokovic's first child sometime this month is going to have a bigger influence on what happens than Federer's play - even though I am a Federer fan. It's a big ask of Federer to expect him to win Basel, play deeper than Djokovic in Paris, then outperform him at the Championships and win Davis Cup!!! He's 33 not 23!
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The impending birth of Djokovic's first child sometime this month is going to have a bigger influence on what happens than Federer's play - even though I am a Federer fan. It's a big ask of Federer to expect him to win Basel, play deeper than Djokovic in Paris, then outperform him at the Championships and win Davis Cup!!! He's 33 not 23!
Hmmm.. Federer is tour leader in wins this year. He is 61-10 to Nole's 52-8. These percentages are pretty close. Has made 9 finals this year winning 4, Nole 6 (won 5). So the chances of Roger going deep in the remaining 3 tournaments isn't very remote. He has historically done well in Basel and ATP Finals. And he has an opportunity to add 200 points from his Davis Cup outing. I hope a birth in the Nole household isn't the most important contributing factor. 33 or not, Roger is doing quite well.

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Re: Will Federer be ranked no 1 again?

Roger has been quoted saying:“What does it need for World No. 1? I'm not quite sure. I need to look into that, how realistic it is or not. I mean, it's in Novak's racquet. He dictates. But nevertheless, I'm still going to be playing and hopefully playing well again.”

If Novak wins Paris - discussion over.

The Novak-Roger head to head match-up is very close 19-17 (in favour of Roger) but Novak is the superior hard court player. They've met a total of 27 times on hard courts with Novak winning 15 of those encounters. Dating back to 2011, Novak has won 7 of their last 10 meetings on hard courts.

And Nadal also has a chance at reclaiming the top spot this year. And he's certainly the most well rested of the three - appendicitis aside.
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And Nadal also has a chance at reclaiming the top spot this year. And he's certainly the most well rested of the three - appendicitis aside.
Not anymore. I think he isn't even playing in London.

Federer won Basel and is that much closer to Djokovic now. 490 points separate the two right now and apart from Paris and London, Federer also gets to play the Davis Cup. It will be indeed remarkable if Federer attains year end no 1. So far so good.

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Re: Will Federer be ranked no 1 again?

He is closer and will probably make it. I still think it is more admirable to win a grand slam during the season to be seen as a legitimate number one.
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They've met a total of 27 times on hard courts with Novak winning 15 of those encounters. Dating back to 2011, Novak has won 7 of their last 10 meetings on hard courts.
Not really. They have met 27 times (on hard courts) but Fed leads 14-13. This year Fed leads 3-2 overall, 2-1 on hard court. And just as you start from 2011, if we start from 2010, the stats on hard court is 8-8.

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Re: Will Federer be ranked no 1 again?

Fine. But Djokovic remains the real number one for me this year, rankings be damned, because he beat Federer in the Wimbledon final.
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Fine. But Djokovic remains the real number one for me this year, rankings be damned, because he beat Federer in the Wimbledon final.
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Re: Will Federer be ranked no 1 again?

"Unbeaten on an indoors court in two years, Djokovic made a big step in his bid to finish the year at the top for a third time. Djokovic extended his lead over Federer to 1,310 points before the ATP Finals starting a week from now in London, where Djokovic is the two-time defending champion. Federer had cut the deficit to 490 points but his quarterfinals loss in Paris has hampered his bid to overtake Djokovic in London, where a potential 1,500 points are up for grabs."

how quickly things can change...oh well...maybe next year
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"Unbeaten on an indoors court in two years, Djokovic made a big step in his bid to finish the year at the top for a third time. Djokovic extended his lead over Federer to 1,310 points before the ATP Finals starting a week from now in London, where Djokovic is the two-time defending champion. Federer had cut the deficit to 490 points but his quarterfinals loss in Paris has hampered his bid to overtake Djokovic in London, where a potential 1,500 points are up for grabs."

how quickly things can change...oh well...maybe next year
Fed's chance did get a hit, it was always difficult anyway. Yes Djoko is playing like the true no 1 that he is. But still Nole is set to lose 140 Davis Cup points while Fed might add a few there before the year ends.. but what matters really is how they perform in O2. If Fed wins he will definitely have a stab at no 1. Hoping for the best.

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Re: Will Federer be ranked no 1 again?

Rather than start a new thread ... Federer has just demolished Murray 6-0 6-1 at the World Tour Finals. Murray won his last service game, barely avoiding a double bagel.
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Re: Will Federer be ranked no 1 again?

Novak is still 1310 pts away from Roger and probably is not going to give up in this tournament. The finals are going to be exciting to watch.
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Novak is still 1310 pts away from Roger and probably is not going to give up in this tournament. The finals are going to be exciting to watch.
Yeah looks like we have great excitement in store. But with Novak winning both his matches in the RR he has sealed the no 1, one win and it is over. Even if Fed wins the tournament and gets all the 225 in the Davis Cup.

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