Shark Bites: Roland Garros Preview #1 Ranking Possible Outcomes

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  1. Semi-Pro

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    Wow....alot of pressure on him to make the semis here...good luck to him.
     
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  3. Mustard

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    Isn't Federer guaranteed to equal Sampras on 286 weeks, no matter what?
     
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    In order for Federer to hold on to the top ranking and tie Pete Sampras' all-time record of 286 weeks at No. 1, the Swiss native must at least reach the semi-finals even if Nadal wins the title.

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    Here are the scenarios based on the points table below:
    - Federer will remain No. 1 if he reaches the SFs but anything less and Nadal wins the title, then the Spaniard regains No. 1.
    - Nadal must win the title and have Federer lose before the semi-finals to take over No. 1.
    - Djokovic must win the title and have Federer lose before the quarter-finals
     
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  5. Hitman

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    But what does Roger need to do to break the record? It only states equalling it by reaching the semis, and Rafa winning. :-?
     
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    Yes, wikipedia had Federer on 283 weeks as of May 17, 2010, when it should be 282 weeks as of that date.
     
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  7. Li Ching Yuen

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    He breaks the record if he holds the nr. 1 spot.

    The record is called "Most number of weeks as Number1 in the world", so yeah.
     
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    Reaching the semi finals of the French Open will guarantee that Federer equals the all-time record. To break the record, he needs to make sure he's still ahead of Nadal after the results of Halle/Queens.
     
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