Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from Indian Wells

goldengate14

Professional
It will come down to the YEC IMO, which is the best outcome for tennis.

Even if Medvedev goes demon mode and wins IW, Paris, and Moscow, that's only 2250 points. He's currently 2000 behind.

So Djokovic could still take the YE#1 by winning YEC.

Hope we get to see one of those old school matches for the #1 like in the 90s.
Lol. Medvedev wont win another event his season. Ye1 is done and dusted. Rest of this season is basically make money time for the players.
 

goldengate14

Professional
Idk man. He’s the defending champ at Paris, YEC, ATP Cup, and won 20 straight HC matches last winter. He loves the indoor season.
His focus will not be there now he has a slam and no bad thing. He should have a time out and focus on next season where he and Zverev i suspect will battle for AO
 

Sunny014

Legend
Novak will end the year as 1 and all of his haters will be forced to watch him break ties with Sampras as 7 times YE1

Take this in writing
 
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James P

G.O.A.T.
Medvedev could win IW, Moscow, Paris, and the ATP Finals and still not win the YE #1.

Djokovic 8,370 + 600 (F at Paris) + 1,000 (F at ATP Finals, 3 RR wins) = 9,970
Medvedev 6,380 +1,000 + 250 + 1,000 + 1,300 (one loss in RR) = 9,930

Point being, a lot has to go right.
 

goldengate14

Professional
Medvedev could win IW, Moscow, Paris, and the ATP Finals and still not win the YE #1.

Djokovic 8,370 + 600 (F at Paris) + 1,000 (F at ATP Finals, 3 RR wins) = 9,970
Medvedev 6,380 +1,000 + 250 + 1,000 + 1,300 (one loss in RR) = 9,930

Point being, a lot has to go right.
Medvedev would be a plonker to put much into remainder of this season. He should enjoy his Us Open win and focus on Australia.
 

Vamos Rafa Nadal

Hall of Fame
I have been enjoying tennis without the big 3, especially Djokovic. I miss Nadal, certainly, but I am really enjoying getting to see others win and watch the development of new tennis stars. I was unenthusiastic about his being at Indian Wells, now I will enjoy the tournament so much more!
 

goldengate14

Professional
Completely disagree. He's young. He should keep fighting for his ranking and the millions associated with winning these tournaments. That said, I doubt Medvedev has a Murray-esque run in him.
I think mental freshness is huge. Players who chase YE1 often struggle the following season. I feel next year will be dominated by medvedev and zverev and mededev is not as talented so his mental side is key
 

pj80

Hall of Fame
Completely disagree. He's young. He should keep fighting for his ranking and the millions associated with winning these tournaments. That said, I doubt Medvedev has a Murray-esque run in him.
all he has to do is repeat ending of last year
 

Bubcay

Hall of Fame
Disappointing. But it makes sense. He has been in Europe since US Open and it was a stretch expecting him to travel back to the US for one tournament. Well, more opportunities for others to shine. It is still going to be a good tournament.
 

bjsnider

Hall of Fame
He can't be no GOAT if he don't play no IW 2021. That's my belief and I'm not going to apologize. I'm sorry, but that's just how I see it.
 

a10best

Hall of Fame
What's in it for him to play until season end? The "record" of year-end no 1, about which 90% of tennis fans don't even know it exists and 99% couldn't care less
I agree. Nobody cares about the No. 1 ranking or the No. 1 seed in team sports.
If you don't win it all what good is being the No 1 seed or ranked No. 1?
The ultimate goals in tennis is a slam championship trophy, a masters title, not No. 1
 

liriel

Semi-Pro
It's getting so weird. So we don't know anything. A phenix-like rise from both Rafa and Novak? (Rafa is Rafa for RG and Novak is Novak but he's vulnerable). strange times. I wished I saw him play.
 
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Deleted member 771911

Guest
Well, we've had Miami, Toronto, and Cincinnati without the Big 3 this year. Madrid with only Nadal. Wimbledon and USO with only Djokovic. Also the Olympics with only Djokovic. This is becoming more of a trend.
True but Meddy is a big baller now and Zod played a terrific match at the USO. They both made a step up imo. Rublev has made a HC ATP 1000 final. Tsitsipas, well....Also, none of big 3 will be there so I am discounting your inclusion of Madrid, Wimbledon, USO, Olympics as I specifically said without big 3.
 
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