can federer/nadal be co No. 1 for a week or longer

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  1. makhan10

    makhan10 Banned

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    lets says both fed/nadal have 6300 ATP points at the same time in history for a week or longer
     
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  2. Nadal_Monfils

    Nadal_Monfils Semi-Pro

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    That'd be interesting. I wonder how they would make the draws if that were to happen.
     
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    Interesting possibility,I never thought about that really.
     
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    When Monica Seles returned from her stabbing, she and Steffi Graf were co-ranked #1 for a certain time period.

    I forgot how the draws were handled, but it wouldn't be too difficult to work out some kind of an alternate week or alternate tournament system.

    Although I'm sure it's mathematically possible, I don't know if it's ever happened "naturally".
     
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  5. PROTENNIS63

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    Fed would still be number 1. The ATP is just going to say who has been number 1 longer. That is an easy question.
     
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    i don't think so. if their ranking points get equalled, which is somehow possible, then why not award nadal the co number 1 rank?
     
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  7. vive le beau jeu !

    vive le beau jeu ! G.O.A.T.

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    there are already special rules for ties as regards the amount of ATP points. ;)
    (from the ATP 2008 rulebook)
     
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    what if it was the same for both players? 2 slams each, 2 titles each, etc.
     
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  9. vive le beau jeu !

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    it's not specified in the rulebook, so i guess it would be a tie... and for deciding of the seeds, they would have to take a decision based on something else... an improvisation ! ;)
    (but if it's two #1 seeds... that's not a big pb... if it's between #2 and #3, that's more delicate)

    but it's statistically very unprobable to have two co-#1 with exactly the same "pattern" of points !
    ... although it happens with small amounts of points in the trouble waters of the ATP rankings, of course :
    http://www.atptennis.com/3/en/ranki...08&country=&rank=1501&image1.x=15&image1.y=12
     
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  10. Raoul_Duke

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    I've read something like this: if two top players have equal points, the third ranked will be on top ...



    Or something like that :D
     
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  11. Moose Malloy

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    Wimbledon gave both Martina & Chris #1 seeds at '85 Wimbledon. There was no #2 in that draw(just gave the next highest ranked player the #3 seed), so it didn't really change the way the draw was made
     
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