That means Djokovic has YE#1 in the bag then. How can Rafa overtake him?No.
But he won't lose any points either - regardless of results. Those 2,000 pts each at US and RG are practically set in stone.
The downside risk is eliminated.
That means Djokovic has YE#1 in the bag then. How can Rafa overtake him?
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So now Djokovic is forced to play in us open if he cares about being no 1?Well there's only 400 points or so between them in the rankings.
Rafa can technically overtake him if he gains points at other tournaments and Djokovic doesn't improve on his performances from last year.
But yes, this is very much in Djokovic's hands and how he performs at the US Open in particular.
Novak can also gain points from Basel if that’s the case and has even more points to gain from the ATP final. I was just focusing on the five Tier 1 tournaments announced so far.He can gain 1100 from ATP Final, 500 from Basel if he decides to play which is likely with him being so close to Novak in the ranking.
The rolling 22 month is used to decide who will join the ATP finals, which is meant for the top players of this year. So maybe they will use the 22 month system to decide the best player of 2020?YE#1 and the new rolling 22 month thing are different, right? 2019 points wouldn't count in the 2020 YE#1.
Because there is a risk for Rafa to burn out in the US Open, and that could complicate his clay season that comes just right after the Open. I think Nadal wants to win Roland Garros and that would be enough. For him the stakes are higher than they can be for anyone at any tournament (on a personal feelings level) because he considers he HAS to win Roland. For him, playing Roland Garros is more about having something to loose than having something to win.How would Novak potentially reaching 18 at the USO be good for Rafa?
ROFLMAO what are you on about? This is unfair, but in Nadal's favor. Normally he would have to defend the title to keep the points. Now he can lose 1R and keep all the points. He has nothing to lose, unlike in normal years
at last he got this 2-years rankings he's been whining about for years... it only took a global pandemic.
that sounds like an excellent plan to me... where do i sign?Exaclty. He can lose R1 at both USO & RG and keep 4k points.
He had his chance in January in the AO final. He was up 2-1 in sets, Novak had left the court, was "sick," not playing well, and he inexplicably took his foot off the gas. He gifted Djokovic that match through nerves, choking and just being Thiem in major finals.Thiem is getting older and he’s about to miss his chance.