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Will Federer ever get the #1 ranking back?

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Voting closed: August 16, 2008, 11:15:39 AM

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Will Federer ever get the #1 ranking back?
« on: August 02, 2008, 11:15:39 AM »
John McEnroe has talked ad nauseam how he was unable to get the #1 ranking back when he eventually lost it after his nearly four-year reign at the top and also how he was unable to win another grand slam after 1984 despite only being 25 years old.

Federer's 4 and a half year reign has come to an end and he has yet to win a major this year and could be in danger for the rest of his career. He turns 27 this August 8th.

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Re: Will Federer ever get the #1 ranking back?
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2008, 03:51:51 PM »
I think he'll get it back eventually: he wont always be playing this badly.

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Re: Will Federer ever get the #1 ranking back?
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2008, 05:12:45 PM »
Well you know how I voted! :rofl_2:

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Re: Will Federer ever get the #1 ranking back?
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2008, 10:16:42 PM »
He can get it back, but only if Nadal falters. I don't see him finishing the year at #1. He's still got points to defend at the US Open, and other indoor events. But the roles will be reversed next year. I Nadal can't defend his clay court points Federer could retake it.
Then there's Djokovic. I just wonder about his commitment at the moment. His big chance came at Wimbledon but he lost early there and in Toronto. He's lost his way a bit. He will need to refocus if he wants to catch either Federer or Nadal.

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Re: Will Federer ever get the #1 ranking back?
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2008, 10:52:15 PM »
I say yes...
THis just isn't federer's year...
He'll definitely come back strong into the second phase of his career... It just takes a little time. ;)
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Re: Will Federer ever get the #1 ranking back?
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2008, 11:22:34 PM »
Nadal will have a tough time defending all of these points.  But, if he faulters, Djokovic will be a factor as well.  This is a tough question...In my mind, it's 50/50.  I'll vote yes...
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Re: Will Federer ever get the #1 ranking back?
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2008, 10:29:41 AM »
Jeez I thought there would be a lot more no's.  I don't know I said no, but I'm not too sure I guess he could.

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Re: Will Federer ever get the #1 ranking back?
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2008, 12:57:26 PM »
I don't see him doing well at the Open, so I'd say only by virtue of the calendar, sort of like a Marcello Rios or Carlos Moya thing.

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Re: Will Federer ever get the #1 ranking back?
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2008, 01:17:38 PM »
He definitely could do it again! End of story..............
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Re: Will Federer ever get the #1 ranking back?
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2008, 02:51:48 PM »
When hell freezes over.    Federer is done.  Stick a fork in him.    Like I have said for over a year now he is less then half the player he was in 2004-2006, but he got a bit lucky last year.    Someone who is only 40% the player they used to be is not going to be #1 once they lose it.    Down to #2, soon down to #3, then down to #5 or #6.     ..-) at those who actually think Federer might get the #1 ranking back.
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Re: Will Federer ever get the #1 ranking back?
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2008, 03:49:50 PM »
When hell freezes over.    Federer is done.  Stick a fork in him.    Like I have said for over a year now he is less then half the player he was in 2004-2006, but he got a bit lucky last year.    Someone who is only 40% the player they used to be is not going to be #1 once they lose it.    Down to #2, soon down to #3, then down to #5 or #6.     ..-) at those who actually think Federer might get the #1 ranking back.

Last time I looked, we were in a free country, right! :rofl_2:  So why not think positive about what we want!  ;-()  Is it against the law? :confused1: :rofl_2:

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Re: Will Federer ever get the #1 ranking back?
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2008, 08:05:34 PM »
When hell freezes over.    Federer is done.  Stick a fork in him.    Like I have said for over a year now he is less then half the player he was in 2004-2006, but he got a bit lucky last year.    Someone who is only 40% the player they used to be is not going to be #1 once they lose it.    Down to #2, soon down to #3, then down to #5 or #6.     ..-) at those who actually think Federer might get the #1 ranking back.

Last time I looked, we were in a free country, right! :rofl_2:  So why not think positive about what we want!  ;-()  Is it against the law? :confused1: :rofl_2:
If I remember right Kittens lives in the U.S.R.C.  Not quite as free as you'd like to think!




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Re: Will Federer ever get the #1 ranking back?
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2008, 08:42:36 PM »
In 1996, Sampras lost Round 3 of the AO, lost 3rd round of Indian Wells, semis of Key Biscayne, semis of FO, quarters of Wimbledon, quarters of Cincinnati,  and won relatively small titles at Indianapolis, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Memphis and San Jose.

He went on to win USOpen and the TMC.

Was everyone shooting him down at this point back then too? Just curious.

Because he came back strong for another 7 titles after this point. He was 26.

We'll see how the rest of the season unfolds and what it bades for the upcoming year. Go ahead, mark him dead if you want. I personally wouldn't put money on him not making it back to the top. If we thought this year was the least points he had to defend in a while, next years a joke comparatively.


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Re: Will Federer ever get the #1 ranking back?
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2008, 10:02:13 PM »
When hell freezes over.    Federer is done.  Stick a fork in him.    Like I have said for over a year now he is less then half the player he was in 2004-2006, but he got a bit lucky last year.    Someone who is only 40% the player they used to be is not going to be #1 once they lose it.    Down to #2, soon down to #3, then down to #5 or #6.     ..-) at those who actually think Federer might get the #1 ranking back.

Last time I looked, we were in a free country, right! :rofl_2:  So why not think positive about what we want!  ;-()  Is it against the law? :confused1: :rofl_2:
If I remember right Kittens lives in the U.S.R.C.  Not quite as free as you'd like to think!




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Re: Will Federer ever get the #1 ranking back?
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2008, 04:34:50 AM »
I dont really want him too, but he will..... :Confused:

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Re: Will Federer ever get the #1 ranking back?
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2008, 05:26:12 AM »
John McEnroe has talked ad nauseam how he was unable to get the #1 ranking back when he eventually lost it after his nearly four-year reign at the top and also how he was unable to win another grand slam after 1984 despite only being 25 years old.

Federer's 4 and a half year reign has come to an end and he has yet to win a major this year and could be in danger for the rest of his career. He turns 27 this August 8th.
Only time will tell.... :whistle:
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