It's a Three-Horse Race to the Year-End #3 postion, Who do you think would get there?

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Who will be the year-end #3?

Poll closed Dec 25, 2009.
  1. Murray

    34.4%
  2. Del Potro

    31.3%
  3. Djokovic

    34.4%
  1. GasquetGOAT

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    Current "Race" standings:

    1 Federer (SUI) 9 840 (ATP_rk : 1)
    2 Nadal (ESP) 8 145 (ATP_rk : 2)
    3 Murray (GBR) 6 040 (ATP_rk : 3)
    4 Del Potro (ARG) 5 805 (+ 2) (ATP_rk : 5)
    5 Djokovic (SRB) 5 560 (ATP_rk : 4)

    6 Roddick (USA) 4 400 (ATP_rk : 6)
    7 Verdasco (ESP) 2 970 (ATP_rk : 9)
    8 F Gonzalez (CHI) 2 555 (ATP_rk : 12)
    9 Söderling (SWE) 2 480 (ATP_rk : 11)
    10 Davydenko (RUS) 2 245 (ATP_rk :8 )

    With just 500 pts separating Murray, Del Potro and Djokovic, any of the three could end the year at #3. I hope Del Potro can get there so the three guys who won all the slams this year would end up #1, 2, and 3.
     
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  2. GasquetGOAT

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    Anyone know which tournaments are these three guys scheduled to play for the remainder of the season?
     
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  3. drwood

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    Delpo has a good shot to pass Nadal to end the year #2...
     
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  4. GasquetGOAT

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    Thats a long shot though, more than 2000 pts difference. Unless if Nadal pulls out for the rest of the season.
     
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  5. cadfael_tex

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    Think they all have potential to play phenomenal tennis but I went with Del Potro. At the open (especially the final) he realized his potential. If he can take confidence from that then he stands a good chance going indoors. Think Djoko second best chance with Murray third on the list.

    That said, sometimes players go into a funk after they win a major for whatever reason ala Ana Ivanovic.
     
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  6. akv89

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    It will probably be Murray. He's still the best in hard court masters and Del Potro will have to keep himself grounded after winning his 1st major in order to keep up his consistency. I think it's more likely for Djokovic to pass Del Potro than for Del Potro to pass Murray.

    1. Federer
    2. Nadal
    3. Murray
    4. Del Potro
    5. Djokovic
     
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  7. Michael Bluth

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    I think Del Potro will almost certainly pass Djokovic, with a very good chance to pass Murray.

    As for passing Rafa, we'll have to see. His best chance would be in the early hard court season, starting of course with the AO.
     
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  8. Antonio Puente

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    I'd like to know where all of the top six will be playing. Apparently, as of now, Nadal is still playing Thailand and Beijing along with Shanghai, Paris and London.
     
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  9. Michael Bluth

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    No way does Nadal play Bangkok and Beijing.
     
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  10. Antonio Puente

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    I wouldn't think so either, but I read that his website says otherwise. I'm sure he will probably still pull out.
     
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  11. clayman2000

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    Any chance that Roddick can catch Djokovic? Up to Canada, Roddick was ahead of him, but did crap at the USO and Cincy
     
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  12. grafselesfan

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    Not much chance. He would have to do alot better than Djokovic this fall, huge point difference to make up even eliminating Djokovics year end title points and Roddick isnt typically a tremendous indoor player.
     
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  13. grafselesfan

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    If Nadal even keeps reaching semis and quarters (even off form he has reached 2 semis and 1 quarter since his comeback) Del Potro would have to sweep Paris, Madrid, and Shanghai then to have a hope of catching him.
     
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  14. Cfidave

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    Aren't year end rankings based on ATP world rankings, not race rankings? I believe they always have been in the past.
     
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  15. GasquetGOAT

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    Yes thats correct, but at the end of the 12 month world rankings = race rankings. Race rankings doesn't tell much at the beginning of the season but towards the end its a good indication of players performance so far in the year in relative to everyone else.
     
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  16. drwood

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    Well, Nadal will be out at least a month with that abdominal tear. If Delpo wins a Masters and does well at the YEC (SF or F), he can make up those points.
     
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  17. drwood

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    But Nadal isn't going to be playing every week with that abdominal tear -- another thread on this board said he'd be out a month.

    So its possible.
     
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  18. trix123

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    I really hope its del potro
     
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