Originally Posted by Sabratha
Djokovic will be battling with Federer for the No.1 spot during the first half of the year, and with Murray/Nadal during the second half of the year. We could once again have a three man race if Murray defends his US Open title and Nadal defends his Roland Garros title.
If Federer's not ranked higher than Djokovic after the AO, he's not getting that top spot any time soon.
Fed besides an AO semi is defending wins in Dubai, Rotterdam and Indian Wells. Djokovic at the same time is defending a semi in Dubai, nothing in Rotterdam and a semi in Indian Wells. Fed would have to really outperform Novak in Australia to have a prayer of getting to no 1 and staying there for a couple more weeks. Which ain't happening.