If Novak doesn't win another title and finishes #1

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  1. McEnroeisanartist

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    Each day, it looks like Novak will end 2012 as the year end #1.

    If he doesn't win another title and ends the year #1, which doesn't seem that unlikely, it would be the 7th time in the last 39 years, that a year end #1didn't win at least 6 titles in a year.
     
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  2. cknobman

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    Well when you win 1 grand slam and 3 masters you dont really need to win a lot of other tournaments especially when no other player has won more than 1 grand slam.
     
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  3. kragster

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    I think that unless Fed wins both WTF and Paris, Novak will be the rightful number 1. However if Fed wins both but Novak is still number 1 (let's say by reaching finals of both), then I would consider the year a tie or slightly in Fed's favor, despite what the points say.
     
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  4. Towser83

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    yeah I think if Federer had

    1 slam, WTF, 4 masters, 2 or 3 500s (plus olympic silver)

    and Novak had

    1 slam, 3 masters, 1 500

    I would consider Roger's year better
     
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  5. BauerAlmeida

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    Best player at slams.
    Best player at M1000.

    He deserved the 1 no matter what happens from now on.
     
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  6. jokinla

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    So basically, Wozniacki.
     
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  7. Tony48

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    Wozniacki won a slam?
     
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  8. Huanita99

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    sure, Djokiaznicki. too funny.
     
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  9. jokinla

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    Was that a 737 or a 747?
     
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  10. Tony48

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    I don't understand your cryptic non-reply so if I'm missing something, could you please be a little clearer?

    Wozniacki is infamously known for finishing No. 1 many times despite not winning a slam. For you to suggest that Novak is anything like Wozniacki is ridiculous, considering that he 1) won a slam the same year he is projected to be No. 1 and 2) made more finals this year than Wozniacki has made in her entire career.
     
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  11. Russeljones

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    Interesting stat but not a surprising one considering the context of his competitors. It would be well deserved either way, to bounce back after the USO disappointment shows good mental fortitude.
     
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  12. Hitman

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    Djokovic' consistency this year at Slams and Masters has been better overall.

    3 slam finals
    6 masters series finals, and that is 6 of the last 7.

    Although Olympics, Federer performed better, there are not enough point there to give an edge to Roger.
     
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  13. Hood_Man

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    What's the lowers number of titles a year end #1 has had?

    Federer had 4 trophies at the end of 2009, that's all I've got.
     
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  15. Sabratha

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    Djokovic will end the year as #1. Federer will end close behind at #2.
     
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  16. dominikk1985

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    I think novak would be the correct no. 1. fed had a great season but novaks slam results were just better.

    Novak: W, F, SF, F

    Fed: SF, SF, W, SF
     
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  17. jokinla

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    Thank you, perhaps Tony's never flown on one.
     
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  18. Tony48

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    Absolutely.

    The top 4 guys each have a slam so it just comes down to consistency; and Novak has definitely been the more consistent guy on tour this year....being the only one to make the semis at all four slams.
     
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  19. Tony48

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    Something I noticed: Roddick finished No. 1 in 2003, won 6 titles, but lost in the 1st round of the French Open. The No. 1 player lost in the 1st round of a slam.

    Number of titles only tells a very, very small part of the story.
     
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  20. NadalAgassi

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    Federer's only edge is more tiny tournament wins. Djokovic has done much better in the slams and also won 3 Masters but with better overall performance in those. Given how the Olympics is rated on this board, dont anyone make me laugh by building up Federer's Olympic final vs Djokovic's Olympic semi in comparision to Djokovic's 3 slam finals vs Federer's 1.

    At this point Djokovic is clearly the more deserving. It was one thing when Federer had 1 more Masters title in addition to the more small tournament wins, but that isnt the case anymore. Now if Federer wins one of Paris or WTF it could be a more interesting debate to who deserves it, although it will obviously be Djokovic either way. Murray if he wins the WTF would have a real case too as he would have won 3 of the years 6 biggest tournaments, with nobody else more than 1, although not winning a single Masters would be a huge blemish.
     
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  21. Agassifan

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    Well, Pete lost early at the French so many many times. so what? Some guys can't play on clay.
     
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