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GasquetGOAT
09-16-2009, 10:36 AM
Current "Race" standings:

1 Federer (SUI) 9 840 (ATP_rk : 1)
2 Nadal (ESP) 8 145 (ATP_rk : 2)
3 Murray (GBR) 6 040 (ATP_rk : 3)
4 Del Potro (ARG) 5 805 (+ 2) (ATP_rk : 5)
5 Djokovic (SRB) 5 560 (ATP_rk : 4)
6 Roddick (USA) 4 400 (ATP_rk : 6)
7 Verdasco (ESP) 2 970 (ATP_rk : 9)
8 F Gonzalez (CHI) 2 555 (ATP_rk : 12)
9 Söderling (SWE) 2 480 (ATP_rk : 11)
10 Davydenko (RUS) 2 245 (ATP_rk :8 )

With just 500 pts separating Murray, Del Potro and Djokovic, any of the three could end the year at #3. I hope Del Potro can get there so the three guys who won all the slams this year would end up #1, 2, and 3.

GasquetGOAT
09-16-2009, 10:42 AM
Anyone know which tournaments are these three guys scheduled to play for the remainder of the season?

drwood
09-16-2009, 10:42 AM
Delpo has a good shot to pass Nadal to end the year #2...

GasquetGOAT
09-16-2009, 10:46 AM
Delpo has a good shot to pass Nadal to end the year #2...

Thats a long shot though, more than 2000 pts difference. Unless if Nadal pulls out for the rest of the season.

cadfael_tex
09-16-2009, 10:50 AM
Think they all have potential to play phenomenal tennis but I went with Del Potro. At the open (especially the final) he realized his potential. If he can take confidence from that then he stands a good chance going indoors. Think Djoko second best chance with Murray third on the list.

That said, sometimes players go into a funk after they win a major for whatever reason ala Ana Ivanovic.

akv89
09-16-2009, 10:51 AM
It will probably be Murray. He's still the best in hard court masters and Del Potro will have to keep himself grounded after winning his 1st major in order to keep up his consistency. I think it's more likely for Djokovic to pass Del Potro than for Del Potro to pass Murray.

1. Federer
2. Nadal
3. Murray
4. Del Potro
5. Djokovic

Michael Bluth
09-16-2009, 10:52 AM
I think Del Potro will almost certainly pass Djokovic, with a very good chance to pass Murray.

As for passing Rafa, we'll have to see. His best chance would be in the early hard court season, starting of course with the AO.

Antonio Puente
09-16-2009, 12:19 PM
Anyone know which tournaments are these three guys scheduled to play for the remainder of the season?

I'd like to know where all of the top six will be playing. Apparently, as of now, Nadal is still playing Thailand and Beijing along with Shanghai, Paris and London.

Michael Bluth
09-16-2009, 12:27 PM
No way does Nadal play Bangkok and Beijing.

Antonio Puente
09-16-2009, 12:43 PM
No way does Nadal play Bangkok and Beijing.

I wouldn't think so either, but I read that his website says otherwise. I'm sure he will probably still pull out.

clayman2000
09-16-2009, 12:52 PM
Any chance that Roddick can catch Djokovic? Up to Canada, Roddick was ahead of him, but did crap at the USO and Cincy

grafselesfan
09-16-2009, 03:40 PM
Any chance that Roddick can catch Djokovic? Up to Canada, Roddick was ahead of him, but did crap at the USO and Cincy

Not much chance. He would have to do alot better than Djokovic this fall, huge point difference to make up even eliminating Djokovics year end title points and Roddick isnt typically a tremendous indoor player.

grafselesfan
09-16-2009, 03:42 PM
Delpo has a good shot to pass Nadal to end the year #2...

If Nadal even keeps reaching semis and quarters (even off form he has reached 2 semis and 1 quarter since his comeback) Del Potro would have to sweep Paris, Madrid, and Shanghai then to have a hope of catching him.

Cfidave
09-16-2009, 03:48 PM
Aren't year end rankings based on ATP world rankings, not race rankings? I believe they always have been in the past.

GasquetGOAT
09-17-2009, 10:34 AM
Aren't year end rankings based on ATP world rankings, not race rankings? I believe they always have been in the past.

Yes thats correct, but at the end of the 12 month world rankings = race rankings. Race rankings doesn't tell much at the beginning of the season but towards the end its a good indication of players performance so far in the year in relative to everyone else.

drwood
09-17-2009, 02:08 PM
Thats a long shot though, more than 2000 pts difference. Unless if Nadal pulls out for the rest of the season.

Well, Nadal will be out at least a month with that abdominal tear. If Delpo wins a Masters and does well at the YEC (SF or F), he can make up those points.

drwood
09-17-2009, 02:10 PM
If Nadal even keeps reaching semis and quarters (even off form he has reached 2 semis and 1 quarter since his comeback) Del Potro would have to sweep Paris, Madrid, and Shanghai then to have a hope of catching him.

But Nadal isn't going to be playing every week with that abdominal tear -- another thread on this board said he'd be out a month.

So its possible.

trix123
09-17-2009, 02:25 PM
I really hope its del potro