I want Nadal to finish 2022 World Number 1

Zardoz7/12

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Why? Because I fear that his time on court is nearing it's end, I want to see him at the top one more time like Federer was in 2018 at Rotterdam. Whatever physical or even motivational issues Nadal is dealing with be sure that the Italian crowds in Turin will support him every step of the way.

I think with a fuller schedule Djokovic will get back to number 1 at some point next year, I just like the optics of 3 36 year old all time greats having one last run as number 1.

This was when Federer returned to number 1.
 

jl809

Hall of Fame
I also want either of Djokodal to get to number 1 ASAP, simply because they're still evidently better than Alcaraz on all 3 outdoor surfaces (indoors too for Djoker), and I would hope the rankings reflect that rather than just showing that Alcaraz has been the most able of the 3 to play. Nadal's bad injury year even by his standards, Djoker's vaccine stubbornness (and especially crazy fate where 1 of the only 2 slams he was allowed to play had 0 points) has created this farce situation with so few points for #1
 

Hitman

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BauerAlmeida

Hall of Fame
Nadal is the true #1 of 2022 given that he won 2 Slams and then missed a long period with injury, whether he has the official YE #1 by points or not

Djokovic won one slam and missed long periods too. I think both would be #1 and #2 ahead of Alcaraz with a full schedule.
 

alexio

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was it adsorption, no-replies computer, fusion at the genetic level, and then his eyes when he realized what happened, amazing lol
 
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Nadal steps up when history is on the line, like when he completed the Career Grand Slam in 2010, tied the Slam Record in 2020, and took the lead in 2022 plus completed the Double Career Grand Slam. If the year-end-#1 means anything, then Nadal will win it. Nadal is a magnet for history. We are about to find out whether the year-end-#1 means anything historically.
 

Hitman

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Nadal steps up when history is on the line, like when he completed the Career Grand Slam in 2010, tied the Slam Record in 2020, and took the lead in 2022 plus completed the Double Career Grand Slam. If the year-end-#1 means anything, then Nadal will win it. Nadal is a magnet for history. We are about to find out whether the year-end-#1 means anything historically.

Please Rafa, make it legitimate for history's sake.
 

Bud

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Wouldn't he have to at least make it to the WTF Final without losing a match? This would tie him with Alcaraz at 6,820 points.

If he loses a match and makes the final, he'd have to win the event.

Is that correct?
 

Hitman

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Wouldn't he have to at least make it to the WTF Final without losing a match? This would tie him with Alcaraz at 6,820 points.

If he loses a match and makes the final, he'd have to win the event.

Is that correct?

Only correct as long as Tsitsipas also doesn't do the exact same thing. If both make the final, and Tsitsipas wins it undefeated, he is world number one.
 
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MichaelNadal

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Why? Because I fear that his time on court is nearing it's end, I want to see him at the top one more time like Federer was in 2018 at Rotterdam. Whatever physical or even motivational issues Nadal is dealing with be sure that the Italian crowds in Turin will support him every step of the way.

I think with a fuller schedule Djokovic will get back to number 1 at some point next year, I just like the optics of 3 36 year old all time greats having one last run as number 1.

This was when Federer returned to number 1.

Slay bestie :D
 

Topspin_80

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Wouldn't he have to at least make it to the WTF Final without losing a match? This would tie him with Alcaraz at 6,820 points.

If he loses a match and makes the final, he'd have to win the event.

Is that correct?
That's right.
 

Zara

G.O.A.T.
This thread made realize that I don’t care who ends up with the No. 1 ranking this year.
 

Julius Caesar

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Nadal steps up when history is on the line, like when he completed the Career Grand Slam in 2010, tied the Slam Record in 2020, and took the lead in 2022 plus completed the Double Career Grand Slam. If the year-end-#1 means anything, then Nadal will win it. Nadal is a magnet for history. We are about to find out whether the year-end-#1 means anything historically.
Amen
 

nov

Hall of Fame
Why? Because I fear that his time on court is nearing it's end, I want to see him at the top one more time like Federer was in 2018 at Rotterdam. Whatever physical or even motivational issues Nadal is dealing with be sure that the Italian crowds in Turin will support him every step of the way.

I think with a fuller schedule Djokovic will get back to number 1 at some point next year, I just like the optics of 3 36 year old all time greats having one last run as number 1.

This was when Federer returned to number 1.
If he wants to be N1, need stop avoiding! :))
 

Mainad

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Is Novak the true number 1 of 2016?

Both he and Murray won 6 big titles that year with Djokovic ahead on Slams (2 v 1). Both made 3 Slam finals with Murray going deep in all 4 (qtr-final at USO v 3rd round for Djokovic at W). Djokovic beat Murray in 2 Slam finals and 1 Masters (Madrid). Murray beat Djokovic at the WTF (where the #1 ranking was on the line) and in 1 Masters (Rome).

If Slams are the sole criterion then Djokovic should have been Y/E #1. If the whole ATP tour is the criterion then they are about equal and should have been named joint Y/E #1 in my view. But the ATP doesn't work like that. They decide it on ranking points alone and the fact remains that Murray ended up with more of them than Djokovic which is quite remarkable given that he was more than 9,000 points adrift at halfway point in the season. There is no question that Murray thoroughly earned the Y/E #1 that year whether or not it should have been jointly with Djokovic and anyone who tries to deny that is just being a hater.
 

tennis_error

Professional
Both he and Murray won 6 big titles that year with Djokovic ahead on Slams (2 v 1). Both made 3 Slam finals with Murray going deep in all 4 (qtr-final at USO v 3rd round for Djokovic at W). Djokovic beat Murray in 2 Slam finals and 1 Masters (Madrid). Murray beat Djokovic at the WTF (where the #1 ranking was on the line) and in 1 Masters (Rome).

If Slams are the sole criterion then Djokovic should have been Y/E #1. If the whole ATP tour is the criterion then they are about equal and should have been named joint Y/E #1 in my view. But the ATP doesn't work like that. They decide it on ranking points alone and the fact remains that Murray ended up with more of them than Djokovic which is quite remarkable given that he was more than 9,000 points adrift at halfway point in the season. There is no question that Murray thoroughly earned the Y/E #1 that year whether or not it should have been jointly with Djokovic and anyone who tries to deny that is just being a hater.
Mainad, you are right, but it's obvious GabeT was sarcastic and was joking with Nadal delusional fans ;)

Murray got YE #1 fair and square, but unfortunately he maybe destroyed his tennis future in that quest...
 

Chanwan

G.O.A.T.
Nadal steps up when history is on the line, like when he completed the Career Grand Slam in 2010, tied the Slam Record in 2020, and took the lead in 2022 plus completed the Double Career Grand Slam. If the year-end-#1 means anything, then Nadal will win it. Nadal is a magnet for history. We are about to find out whether the year-end-#1 means anything historically.
The logic of this poast
 

pedro94

Semi-Pro
Only correct as long as Tsitsipas also doesn't do the exact same thing. If both make the final, and Tsitsipas wins it undefeated, he is world number one.

Seriously?? Dear oh dear.. So we can end up with this scenario:

Nadal 2 slams
Djokovic 1 slam + 1 masters title
Alcaraz 1 slam + 2 masters titles

Tsitsipuss YE#1 with
- YEC title
- 0 slams, 1 slam SF (+ 4R, 3R, 1R)
- 1 masters title

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Rattie

Legend
The reality is it’s highly unlikely but it would be great if it happened. I don’t have any expectations of Rafa here as he is simply getting some match play in in the run up to the 2023 season. Anything else is a bonus.
 
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