Slams may be the most prestigious events in tennis, but they do not determine rankings. Neither does sentiment. In terms of ranking points, a slam win can be compromised by two Masters 1000 wins, 4 500 series wins, etc. So, Roger getting to No. 1 is a mathematical possibility. And there were periods of time in 2010 when Djokovic was ranked above Federer, despite Federer having won the AO that year and Novak not having won a slam in two years. Nadal also fell below Murray in 2009, depsite having won the AO that year and Murray never winning a slam in his career.
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