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TennisLovaLova 04-19-2012 01:56 AM

335 points between RF and RN
 
This is getting really close.
What's gonna happen in the next 2 months?

sbengte 04-19-2012 02:18 AM

Assuming this difference is after the MC points have dropped off, the difference will increase by another 1000 points this weekend since Rafa is playing MC and is most likely to defend his title. Federer has chosen to forgo his MC points and is cheering on his football team instead :)

namelessone 04-19-2012 02:26 AM

Going by thread title, I though the OP was gonna show a video that encompassed 335 points played between the two. :)

DragonBlaze 04-19-2012 02:34 AM

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Originally Posted by namelessone (Post 6473147)
Going by thread title, I though the OP was gonna show a video that encompassed 335 points played between the two. :)

LOL same here.

TennisLovaLova 04-19-2012 02:57 AM

I'm not nathaniel lol

Polvorin 04-19-2012 02:58 AM

I don't understand Federer skipping a Master's event. Why wouldn't he be trying to give himself the best possible chance take the #2 ranking and thus avoid playing Rafa and Novak in the same tournament? From a strategic standpoint I just don't get it.

The Bawss 04-19-2012 03:06 AM

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Originally Posted by sbengte (Post 6473143)
Assuming this difference is after the MC points have dropped off, the difference will increase by another 1000 points this weekend since Rafa is playing MC and is most likely to defend his title. Federer has chosen to forgo his MC points and is cheering on his football team instead :)

This, after MC it will be 1335 points.

Evan77 04-19-2012 03:13 AM

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Originally Posted by sbengte (Post 6473143)
Assuming this difference is after the MC points have dropped off, the difference will increase by another 1000 points this weekend since Rafa is playing MC and is most likely to defend his title. Federer has chosen to forgo his MC points and is cheering on his football team instead :)

right, he can defend that title if Djokovic gets hit by train or something like that :)

Carsomyr 04-19-2012 03:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Polvorin (Post 6473193)
I don't understand Federer skipping a Master's event. Why wouldn't he be trying to give himself the best possible chance take the #2 ranking and thus avoid playing Rafa and Novak in the same tournament? From a strategic standpoint I just don't get it.

He's 30 going on 31? Dude's played a ton of tennis since the US Open.

namelessone 04-19-2012 03:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Polvorin (Post 6473193)
I don't understand Federer skipping a Master's event. Why wouldn't he be trying to give himself the best possible chance take the #2 ranking and thus avoid playing Rafa and Novak in the same tournament? From a strategic standpoint I just don't get it.

Federer is 30 and just played two MS, not to mention the fact that he didn't exactly chill after AO, he played DC,Rotterdam and Dubai.

He's already played 6 tourneys this year(and that's without DC), both Djoker and Nadal, 5 years younger, have played 4(without MC).

The guy needs his rest because from now on till summertime the schedule will be packed. I think he actually did the smart thing here.

Carsomyr 04-19-2012 03:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Evan77 (Post 6473213)
right, he can defend that title if Djokovic gets hit by train or something like that :)

His grandfather died.

cc0509 04-19-2012 04:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Carsomyr (Post 6473216)
His grandfather died.

Yes but apparently Djokovic is still planning on playing in the tournament.

May make him even more determined to win it now.

TennisLovaLova 04-19-2012 04:33 AM

oooh
I start to imagine the drama if he wins RG...
In 1995 AO Sampras vs Courrier, down two sets, a fan called out "Come on, Pete do it for your coach." Sampras began to cry, then served an ace.
Djoko will cry, then grind

813wilson 04-19-2012 05:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Polvorin (Post 6473193)
I don't understand Federer skipping a Master's event. Why wouldn't he be trying to give himself the best possible chance take the #2 ranking and thus avoid playing Rafa and Novak in the same tournament? From a strategic standpoint I just don't get it.

I know he's said it is to best prep for the French.
But I've got a question.
How does his achieving the #2 ranking make him avoid playing Rafa and Novak? I know he could be on the other side of the draw at some tournaments, but that is not guaranteed, is it? If he's 2 and Rafa were 3, wouldn't the same thing occur?

Nathaniel_Near 04-19-2012 05:29 AM

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Originally Posted by TennisLovaLova (Post 6473188)
I'm not nathaniel lol

Touché! I want my 335 points.

Clarky21 04-19-2012 06:15 AM

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Originally Posted by 813wilson (Post 6473398)
I know he's said it is to best prep for the French.
But I've got a question.
How does his achieving the #2 ranking make him avoid playing Rafa and Novak? I know he could be on the other side of the draw at some tournaments, but that is not guaranteed, is it? If he's 2 and Rafa were 3, wouldn't the same thing occur?

It doesn't,but you're going to get Monfed in here to tell us all why Fed is practically a lock to win RG if Nadal drops out of the top 2. Lol.

Emet74 04-19-2012 06:27 AM

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Originally Posted by 813wilson (Post 6473398)
I know he's said it is to best prep for the French.
But I've got a question.
How does his achieving the #2 ranking make him avoid playing Rafa and Novak? I know he could be on the other side of the draw at some tournaments, but that is not guaranteed, is it? If he's 2 and Rafa were 3, wouldn't the same thing occur?

If Fed is #2 he's got a 50% shot of drawing Murray as his SF; as #3 he has a 0% chance of that occuring - that's the difference. As #3 he must play both Djoker and Nadal unless one/both are upset before they reach him.

decades 04-19-2012 06:30 AM

rf only cares about #1. And I believe he knows it's not going to be easy to get it back. So he is preparing for the big events. The rankings of the top 4 don't matter a lot imo since any one of them will most likely have to beat some combination of 2 of the other 3 for them to win a major tournament.

joechiang 04-19-2012 06:34 AM

Djokovic is suffering from big trouble now.

4RealMaster 04-19-2012 04:44 PM

please correct me if I'm wrong.
But this difference is already with dropping the MC points from 2011 right?
If so than Nadal dropped 720 points ( 9935 to 9215). But didn't he won MC last year?
Well, in my calculation he had to drop to 8935!?
Either I'm right or I'm totally wrong, in that case please don't juge me :D


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