Federer has to defend a lot of points

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by roysid, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. roysid

    roysid Hall of Fame

    Nov 15, 2006
    As of today, Federer is having 7290 points .

    Federer has to defend the following points
    500 - Canada Masters
    35 - Cincinati (chance for improvement)
    1000 - US Open
    250 - Tokyo
    500 - Madrid
    250 - Basel
    0 - Paris Masters (can improve if he plays)
    750 - Sanghai

    Total : 3285 points

    He has to win a lot just to defend his points. Chance for improvement is only in Cincinati and Paris. This year he has played only 1 non-masters tournament i.e Dubai and scheduled to play 2 more. He missed Doha and Halle. Points are counted upto 5 non-masters/non-slams tourneys.

    Now lets look at main competitor Nadal. He has 5225 points. He has to defend
    Canada - 75
    Cincinati - 125
    US Open - 250
    Stockholm - 20
    Madrid - 125
    Paris - 0
    Sanghai - 200

    Total : 795 points

    He can improve in all his tournaments. He is scheduled to play clay court tournament Stuttgart and get points. He is targetting to be No. 1 by year end.

    What do you say? For the first time in 3 years, we can see a contest for No. 1.
  2. ACE of Hearts

    ACE of Hearts Talk Tennis Guru

    Jul 2, 2005
    I dont know.I think he will try and defend all of that.I think clearly his remaining objectives are to win the U.S Open and the masters cup.I dont like the fact that he is playing all these exhibitions with Pete.He could play too much tennis.
  3. BiGGieStuFF

    BiGGieStuFF Hall of Fame

    Sep 14, 2004
    It'll be very interesting that's for sure. How many points can Fed get out of cincy and paris? Maybe he'll forgo one of the lower point tourneys and play paris if it's more points than one of the ones he has to defend.

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