Federer has officially accomplished +300 weeks at NO 1 !

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  1. FederErizeD

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    The rankings now are:

    Roger Federer (SUI) 11,805
    Novak Djokovic (SRB) 10,470

    It's 1335-point-gap ..

    Thus, officially, Federer stays at no 1 for +300 weeks, beyond Shanghai .. cuz even if djokovic gets Shanghai and Federer doesn't even participate, the no 1 for +300 weeks is already guaranteed !
     
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  2. Russeljones

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    Kind of a meaningless record. He only cares for the YE #1 now I am certain.
     
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  3. merlinpinpin

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    Nope, it's not official yet--Djokovic is listed for Beijing the week before Shanghai, so he could still make up 1,500 points should he win these two events and Federer not take part (actually, he would only make up 1,410 points, as Federer will win 90 points from Doha once his 0-pointer for Tokyo, but that wouldn't be enough to guarantee him the top spot in this (admitedly far-fetched) scenario).

    So, although in all probability, Federer is going to get past the 300-week mark, Djokovic still has a tiny chance of stopping him at 299. ;)
     
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  4. Feather

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    I was hoping Murray will win, though Djokovic is anyday my fave player, and I am happy Murray won.

    Now 300 for sure.. However I want him to touch 313, let us see :)
     
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  5. merlinpinpin

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    True. Besides, him getting YE #1 for the sixth time would neatly take care of the 300-week mark, and then some. ;)
     
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  6. Feather

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    What's with this zero pointer for Tokyo?
     
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    After #6 I don't care anymore ;)
     
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  8. merlinpinpin

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    He was listed for Tokyo last year but didn't play, so got a 0-pointer (lasting a full 52 weeks) that replaces his worst countable result in the "Other" (ie ATP500 and ATP250) category. That is his semi in Doha, so as soon as the Tokyo points drop off (Oct 8th), he will get the 90 points he scored in Doha.

    Djokovic has also got a 0-pointer (for Beijing, same drop date), but as he doesn't have additional points to replace these with, they make no difference whatsoever as far as he's concerned.
     
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  9. Sartorius

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    He'll try and give it a shot no doubt, but I'm not sure if he really cares for the YE #1 even.. I think his main goal was to retake No.1, not retain it. I recall he actually stated this explicitly in Cincy, that he already achieved his goal and if he really wanted to retain it he would play Toronto.
     
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  10. Bobby Jr

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    He already has 6 doesn't he? Don't you mean 7th?
     
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  11. Nathaniel_Near

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    I blame this aberration on Andy Murray.
     
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    Thanks for the clarification :)
     
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  13. merlinpinpin

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    No, he "only" got year-end #1 for 5 years, in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2009 (missed it by one match in 2003, when he finished #2 being Roddick for a couple of points only).

    He got six YEC's (aka "the" Masters), though, so maybe that's where the confusion is coming from. :)
     
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  14. Bobby Jr

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    Ahh, I misread it. I thought they were talking about the YEC.
     
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  15. UKTennis

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    He hasn't really got anything else to prove. Matched or beaten almost every record out there. Maybe he should try playing left handed next year?
     
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  16. Sentinel

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    Now that he's crossed 286, the YE #1 is all that matters.

    I won't complain about 300, tho'.
     
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  17. FederErizeD

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    u know that's what concerns me most ..

    Federer doesn't have any other motivation for the game, having accomplished almost everything ..

    I think maybe next year is his last year in the game .. Tennis will never be the same without him :cry:
     
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  18. kalyan4fedever

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    He will play till 2016 he once confirmed if that makes you feel better :)
     
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  19. FederErizeD

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    I know he did but let's be realistic ..

    Will he be able to maintain his form till 2016?! I highly doubt it

    once he feels it coming to him, he won't hesitate for the sake of his career !
     
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  21. Zarfot Z

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    Now for 313!
     
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  22. Sentinel

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    He loves the game. Why does some record or accomplishment be required to motivate him. Does a writer stop writing after receiving some award, does a scientist stop research after a Nobel ?

    A lot of folks here talk as though Federer is playing to prove something, and once he has done that then "there's nothing to prove".

    I hope he plays doubles for a few years rather than quit.
     
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