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July 8th 2009, 08:04 PM
Roger Federer is back on top as world #1, with a physically weakened Nadal at #2. Roddick seems to have been reborn from the ashes, but will he be able to make another run at either of his two favorite majors (Wimbledon / US Open)? The Williams sisters are healthy and back on top like they should be. However, it is a crying shame that Serena is not #1. Who would have thought that the holder of 3 of the last 4 major titles is not considered the best? No offense to Safina. It is simply how the rankings are computed, but this is a bit ridiculous. What are your thoughts on the US Open / US Open Series? Who is ready to strike? Thoughts and comments appreciated.
July 8th 2009, 08:08 PM
The tennis rankings are based on your overall performance in the past year, not "today'. Safina has been the best womens tennis player in the last 365 days, but Serena will be #1 soon.
July 8th 2009, 08:09 PM
Not really answering your questions but the Wimbledon finals were amazing. I hoped Roddick would win.
July 8th 2009, 08:25 PM
I would agree that FED vs. AROD was good, was it better then last year's finals?
July 9th 2009, 01:34 PM
The rankings must be based on the current year. If it was in the past 365 days, Serena would be #1. The issue is that the majors weigh almost the same as the tier 1 tournaments, which is ridiculous.
I think it would be a step too far to say that this year's final was better than last year's, but that was due to the intense rivalry between Nadal and Fed in major finals. Roddick is 2-19 vs Fed, and Roddick has lost every time that he has played Fed in a major final. Thus, the rivalry aspect is not truly there just yet. Roddick has to beat him in a major final for the level to be raised with respect to what is there between Nadal and Fed.
July 9th 2009, 05:20 PM
From what I understood, if you win the US Open last year, say A wins and gets 8,000 pts. Then B wins the US Open this year.
July 8th 2009 A. 8000 pts B 0
July 9th, 2009(the day B won the us open) B. 8000 A 0
The day the new winner is crowned, the points are taken away from A from last years victory and given to the new winner.
July 9th 2009, 06:56 PM
That makes pretty good since. However, this still does not explain to me why Serena is not #1. She currently holds 3 titles. She should have the majority of the points!
July 16th 2009, 12:17 AM
Do you think Nadal will end up with more grand slams then fed?
July 17th 2009, 07:03 AM
It depends. Nadal's knees are going to be an issue a lot sooner than Fed's. Fed could still potentially win several more grand slams. I would like to see it happen, but Nadal is going to have to watch his match play and be fit for the majors if he wants to break Fed's record.
February 10th 2010, 11:36 PM
The world is in the proper orbit again. Serena and RF win AO. The Sisters are tops in doubles and the Balance has been restored to life. Whatever the haters say can be countered by the results. Serena was more professional at this tourney! She gave credit where credit was due. To me, she was not realy on top of her game, but sheer will and determination prevailed. Justine plainly wore down. She is not 3 set tough yet. She has the talent to give Serena a run for # 1 spot. Lets just keep it clean and let the raquets do the talking. Who is that Asian Lady sitting in the Williams family box? Too much eye makeup, but very attractive none the less. I hope this year sees great professional tennis, devoid of drug scandals, name calling and trash talking. Both on the boards and the court.
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