If Federer took off the rest of the year what would he be ranked?

Kid Carlos

Semi-Pro
So what do you think? If Fed wins/loses in Australia, takes off the rest of the year, what do you think his year end rank would be. I still think he would be top 10.
 

lorenza

Semi-Pro
probably still top 5 ranked ..
top 10 yeah, but top 5? not so sure. actually im not even really sure on how the ranking system works. doesnt he have to "defend" all his points from last year? so if he didnt he would go down?
 

Sagittar

Hall of Fame
top 10 yeah, but top 5?
well you're assuming that the top 4 ranked behind him (Nadal-Davydenko-Ljubicic-Blake) will keep winning all the time and never get beaten occasionally like they always do .. my guess they will gain points and improve their position but not enough to make up the more than 3500 points separating him from his nearest rival (Nadal)
and so if we're saying that about the 4 ranked behind him , what it would be then for the rest of the remaining 10 ?!!
 

Sagittar

Hall of Fame
doesnt he have to "defend" all his points from last year? so if he didnt he would go down?
I think there is a time limit for any player to stop participating in tour before they coubt him out, not sure though what's that time limit exactly , will try to search and post again ..
 

lorenza

Semi-Pro
well you're assuming that the top 4 ranked behind him (Nadal-Davydenko-Ljubicic-Blake) will keep winning all the time and never get beaten occasionally like they always do .. my guess they will gain points and improve their position but not enough to make up the more than 3500 points separating him from his nearest rival (Nadal)
and so if we're saying that about the 4 ranked behind him , what it would be then for the rest of the remaining 10 ?!!
lol. i know that the rest of them wouldnt be able to all keep winning as consistently as fed, but if fed lost points and didnt gain any, then they might be able to pass him
 

lorenza

Semi-Pro
I think there is a time limit for any player to stop participating in tour before they coubt him out, not sure though what's that time limit exactly , will try to search and post again ..
yeah, i know very little of such things. thanks. this kinda makes sense though:


Top 50.
He would only keep the points for winning/reaching the final of the Australian Open, which is 1000/700 pts.
 

TennezSport

Hall of Fame
Not Really

If Fed stopped playing every event that he entered and won last year, he would lose those points and continue to drop in ranking. If he is not retired, then it becomes a bottomless pit. Remember when Agassi dropped to 130 something???

TennezSport :cool:
 

Sagittar

Hall of Fame
I think what the OP meant is , what if theoritically he kept his above 8000 race points when will he be overcome and by how many players ..
 

Starlite

Semi-Pro
I think what the OP meant is , what if theoritically he kept his above 8000 race points when will he be overcome and by how many players ..
He would only have the race points he won from AO, the last event he played. The Race starts over each year with each player starting with 0 points, while the ranking "rolls over" 52 consecutive weeks, with each player keeping what they had at the end of the year.
 

Sagittar

Hall of Fame
He would only have the race points he won from AO, the last event he played. The Race starts over each year with each player starting with 0 points, while the ranking "rolls over" 52 consecutive weeks, with each player keeping what they had at the end of the year.
I understand that , read my post again plz
 

Starlite

Semi-Pro
I understand that , read my post again plz
Ok, I think I got ya now. So you're saying if Federer started the year with 8000 points and then did nothing, how long would it take for everybody else (if anybody could) catch up or possibly overtake him. Correct? If so, that seems impossible to me.
 

Sagittar

Hall of Fame
Ok, I think I got ya now. So you're saying if Federer started the year with 8000 points and then did nothing, how long would it take for everybody else (if anybody could) catch up or possibly overtake him. Correct? If so, that seems impossible to me.
ditto , exactly my point ..
 

Freedom

Professional
Top 30 seems reasonable. He would drop steadily throughout the year, but 700/1000 points from AO would probably still keep him in Top 30.
 

Sagittar

Hall of Fame
Top 30 seems reasonable. He would drop steadily throughout the year, but 700/1000 points from AO would probably still keep him in Top 30.
Freedom , this is probably not the place to say that but it's the first time i see your signature and i think it's very true and right if could be worldwide applied ..
 
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