Federer's possible return to world No.1 Wozniacki style?

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  1. tudwell

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    I think it's worth mentioning that both Ivan Lendl and Pete Sampras first held the number one ranking without having won a slam in the previous 52 weeks. If Federer does the same this year (as unlikely as that is), then he'd be joining a pretty solid list of names.
     
  2. woodrow1029

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    Not true. The Nadal fans that are actually fans of tennis will be fine. The TalkTennis Nadal Moron Club won't be easy on him though.
     
  3. joeri888

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    Hey Woodrow, since you don't do any pro tennis more as an official (thats correct right?) are you a ****, a **** or a djard? Or what's your favourite player?

    Been wondering :)
     
  4. woodrow1029

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    I actually don't have a favorite player. If I had to choose a few, I guess I would say I enjoy watching Federer, Nadal, Roddick, Nalbandian the most. I get bored watching Djokovic and Murray. But, I watch tennis because I love to watch tennis. I am not a "****" of anyone, which is why I never bash anyone on here.

    Favorite players ever since I started watching tennis are (were) Chang, Edberg and Grosjean. Got to umpire 2 Chang matches (at challengers late in his career) and 1 Grosjean match (at Kooyong, only an exo, but it was against Agassi, so that was fun).
     
  5. GasquetGOAT

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    I would argue at this stage it is a likely possibility that Federer will regain the No.1 ranking. Fed has shown an amazing consistency in the first 1/4 of season which he haven't been able to for years, also consider the points he's accumulated at the end of last season he is in the driving seat right now. Fed might just do it like how he surprised most of us for the first 3 month of 2012.
     
  6. GasquetGOAT

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    lol, no one guessed I was one of them?;P I absolutely agree with this, personally I wouldn't give a frack how he gets back to No.1, just get there, for two weeks and we all be happy. But I also know the Nadal fans won't be convinced if that's how he gets there.:)


    This is a good point, never realised it. A solid list of names indeed!
     
  7. GasquetGOAT

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    Can't argue with that.
     
  8. Juan Ma Del Pony

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    I think it will be ironic if Federer *does* return to the No. 1 ranking without having won a Slam in the past 52 weeks, considering how he bashed Jankovic at the end of 2008 for doing just that...
     
  9. TMF

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    That's not what Federer really meant. I believe Fed suggested Jankovic should win a slam first, afterward it''s OK to be #1.
     
  10. rommil

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    I hope he does, just for the sole purpose of giving you a critical fodder:)
     
  11. Juan Ma Del Pony

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    Well it won't just be me, it'll be a good deal of the tennis world shining some light upon this fact. Either way, I'll believe it when I see it. It's too early to think of ******** reaching #1 right now with the lead that Djoker has over the rest of the field, even if ******** does usurp Rafa's #2 position at some point in the clay season.
     
  12. Nathaniel_Near

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    Relax folks, ...
    I can see Nadal doing really well as per usual during the clay season, more or less maintaining his current points total. I worry more for Djokovic at the moment, who might well be in the process of dropping many ranking points. I think RG could be a pivotal tournament.
     
  13. DeShaun

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    Federer may have tried his hand at peaking only for the slams during the past couple of years only to discover that his confidence level was playing perhaps a greater role in his ultimate performance in those biggest of tourneys than he had figured. Now more than ever before, he may be knowingly putting forth his greatest effort in each and every tourney he enters, however big or small, in the hope of establishing and maintaining some confidence that could get him over the hump or keep him optimally tuned up during slams.

    If Rafa wants to try peaking only for the slams and somehow is knowingly allowing himself to put in an underperformance or two at these smaller tourneys, good luck with that; but it didn't seem to work very well for Federer, although, for Pete is did work somewhat.
     

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