Prediction - the WTF will be the event that determines the number 1 this year

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  1. timnz

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    I think things are set up very nicely for Andy Murray to win the US open this year. He will get an extra days rest over the winner of the Ferrer/Djokovic match. Not a certain win though. But if he does then we have 4 seperate slam winners this year. So who in that case will be year end number 1? i think the WTF at the end of the season will be a large part of determing that.
     
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    Roger gets his seventh WTF. Seven WTFs is pretty hard to match for anyone.
     
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    You probably wanna do a poll?
     
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    Roger Federer will not be year end number one. Novak Djokovic would be year end number one, that is 99.9 % sure. Roger had a golden opportunity to be year end number one but he lost it the moment he lost to Berdych

    However I hope Roger gets his seventh WTF :)
     
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    But if djokovic doesn't win the US open on what basis would you be ranking him above Roger?
     
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    Novak was ahead of Roger even before the US Open. I mean in the year end race. Roger will stay number one in ATP rankings even if Novak wins US Open. For Year end race, Novak was already ahead and by geting into SF increased the lead further by 360

    Roger will have chances if Murray wins
     
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    Roger is 1005 points behind Nole in the Barclays rankings (9910 to 8905).
    Wonder if he can make that up in the balance of the year.

    Anyone know what it would take ? I don't expect Nole to let #1 slip by.

    http://www.atpworldtour.com/Rankings/YTD-Singles.aspx
     
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    Federer for me, indoor hard-court, granted he serves well and doesn't turn into ******** like the way he was against Berdych, he will coast it.
     
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    By the way WTF is the only hard court event where Fed and Murray have met more than twice (3 times, Fed is 2/1) It's also the only hard court event they played each other more than once and where Fed leads Murray. They played twice in Dubai and Cincy and they split the wins. They also met twice in 1st fall master (Madrid indoor/Shanghai) and Murray won both. They met in 8 hard court events once, Fed won 3 of those encounters (including AO and USO), Murray 5. Murray is the only top player leading the head to head vs Fed on hard court (outdoor/indoor combined). I'd say Murray has a great chance of outperforming Fed this fall, it's traditionally his best part of the season and he'll have more confidence than ever this year. I doubt it will be enough to grab #1 though. Maybe next year IF Rafa is still struggling with injury aftermath. The events where Djoko and Fed have met the most on hard are: USO: 5 times (3/2 Fed) and AO: 3 times (2/1 Djoko). They've met twice in Dubai, Canada, Cincy, Basel and they split the wins in all but Cincy where Fed won both encounters. They played once in IW and Miami, both won by Djoko, once in Shanghai and WTF, both won by Fed. The odds are not very good for Djoko to outperform Fed in the fall unless Fed has some injury problem, so it's very likely Fed will finish the year at #1 and his main rival in the next few months will be Murray. He will lose #1 for sure next year though imo.
     
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