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spinbalz
07-24-2005, 04:42 AM
I doubt it, but Roddick looks like to be slightly injured/exhausted, Hewitt has lots of points to defend and will perhaps lose some focus due to some important events in his personnal life, Safin is injured and his motivation is always doubtable anyway, even when he is at his top physical form, so it looks like the circumstances will help Nadal...

Jonnyf
07-24-2005, 05:51 AM
no but he MIGHT keep top 5/10

rhubarb
07-24-2005, 06:00 AM
He has a good chance of being number two at the end of the year. I don't think it's remotely likely for him to finish outside the top five as it's nearly impossible to have 5 players with 4000 points or more.

theace21
07-24-2005, 10:15 AM
I doubt it, but Roddick looks like to be slightly injured/exhausted, Hewitt has lots of points to defend and will perhaps lose some focus due to some important events in his personnal life, Safin is injured and his motivation is always doubtable anyway, even when he is at his top physical form, so it looks like the circumstances will help Nadal...
You make some good points, he might sneak in with the others fading off for the rest of the year...

DurablePants
07-24-2005, 10:19 AM
he already has 600+ points in the race, and last year's race, the number 2 player, roddick, had about that much so yes he will finish number 2

Adam Thirnis
07-24-2005, 10:30 AM
He has virtually no points to defend for the rest of the year. He'll be #2 comfortably.

Prestige_Spin
07-24-2005, 11:14 PM
he's an awesome player but i don't think he will top Roger Federer. The only two possibilities i think, will be Roddick if he makes a comeback and takes a step forward or Hewitt, because he is playin some good tennis.

go_nadal
07-25-2005, 02:01 AM
he will stay number two or mayb go to number one...well i can hope :D

Marius_Hancu
07-25-2005, 03:56 AM
irrelevant
what's relevant it's the USO seedings, he's messing up Hew and ARod

rhubarb
07-25-2005, 04:12 AM
irrelevant
what's relevant it's the USO seedings, he's messing up Hew and ARod

Making it nicer for Federer though. Now if somehow Safin could get into the top four before the USO...

GotGame?
07-25-2005, 05:58 AM
I don't think Hewitt's the kind of guy to lose focus over personal life, and I feel that he will take the #2 rank back. He has always been one of the most serious guys about his tennis that I have ever seen.

Hewitt has a great record on these hard courts and I don't see anyone other than Federer being ahead of him, except maybe an in-form Agassi or Safin. A lot of points to defend that is clear, but the question is who will keep him from defending them? As I mentioned, I don't think Bec is the answer. I actually think he may gain points at Montreal with Federer out, barring another upset by a guy like Santoro.

federerhoogenbandfan
07-25-2005, 09:58 AM
Nadal is sabatoging his hard court season by playing minor clay court events. He is stupid to be doing that, I understand somebody like Gaudio who has no hope of real success in the summer hard court season, but for Nadal it is a poor decision. He has already jeaporized his hopes of success in the summer hard court season IMO. He will lose his #2 ranking.

jhhachamp
07-25-2005, 10:06 AM
Even if Nadal has a very disappointing finish to this year, he will probably still be #2 unless Hewitt or Roddick has a dominating 2nd half. I don't see either of them dominating unless Federer gets injured for the rest of the year though.

VamosRafa
07-25-2005, 10:34 AM
Rafa has pulled out of Umag in Croatia, giving him two weeks to prepare for Montreal.

FedererUberAlles
07-25-2005, 10:53 AM
Rafa has pulled out of Umag in Croatia, giving him two weeks to prepare for a first round exit in Montreal.

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Tchocky
07-25-2005, 10:58 AM
Nadal just became the 2nd player to qualify for the Masters Cup. Yes, it would be nice for Nadal and several of the other top 10 players to play in the U.S. Open series but you can't blame them for wanting to stay away from the heat. Nadal is just trying to extend his winning streak on clay. He plays well on hard courts and could do very well at the U.S. Open.

rhubarb
07-25-2005, 11:11 AM
Are *any* of the other top 10 ATP playing in the US Open series optional tournaments? (Apart from Agassi this week in LA, of course.)

Matt H.
07-25-2005, 11:39 AM
well...you gotta pencil in Roddick and Hewitt to make it to at least the quarters.

Unless Nadal matches them, they're going to gain points on Nadal. I just don't see Nadal making it to the quarters. You can't run everything down on Ashe Stadium.

Babblelot
07-25-2005, 11:51 AM
Unless Marat returns to form, only Andy or Lleyton have a shot at finishing #2...so, his chances are better than decent.

Having said that, I don't expect him to see the second week at USO. 1-1 on grass (losing to Gilles Muller!) sandwiched between--what--34 matches on the red stuff. I don't care what he did 4 months ago (on a slow HC)--it might well been last year...or just another clay court tournament. Not much variety/versatility.