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Stan out for the season following Novak, also hearing its likely Murray will pull out of Cincy and US Open, so Roger and Rafa guaranteed more or less for a clean sweep and a certainty for 1 and 2

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Guardian reporting that Stan has been ruled out for the rest of season, joining Novak on the sides now. It probably means a) that Andy cant feasibly fall below 3rd in the rankings (remember at Wimbledon both Novak and Stan could have reached top spot!) b) the Tour Finals will be depleted now although we may see some new names come to the fore - at the moment Cilic is also injured and Andy's position in unclear - 9th and 10th spots are filled by Berdych (ok not a new name) and Dimitrov with Goffin in 11th...

Proving to be a very interesting season. 

 



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Such a shame that Murray's had his injury/form woes this year, wouldn't have had a better opportunity to win a couple of slams but looks like that's a distant dream right now.

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Andy has pulled out of Cincinnati now as some of us knew, from my source he will also be out of the US Open. Seems very strange not to just announce it. It would be unheard of to go into a Slam after not playing for so long. Weird.

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Yes, looking out of the US Open although there is a certain amount of bloody mindedness in Andy and a WC for the week before then ... But yes very unlikely especially with this "source". If it is 'just' his hip one wonders if he did make things worse playing on vs Querrey in spite of denials though still fair amount of respect for that whatever.

In any event if Andy doesn't relinquish WR 1 after this week he will after next when 600 points drop off. Rafa will definitely overtake him though Fed in turn could overtake both Andy and Rafa by the end of next week.



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So with young Shapovalov seeing off Nadal, Andy gets a 41st week as WR 1. Not the most successful 41 weeks of his career, but hey, he will return !

Takes Andy clear by himself at #14 on the list ahead of Nastase and that's it for now. Though Rafa has opened the door to the returning WR 1 being possibly Fed rather than himself.



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How many weeks successively have the "Big Four" held WR1 between them? Has anyone else had a go in the last 10 years or so?

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How many weeks successively have the "Big Four" held WR1 between them? Has anyone else had a go in the last 10 years or so?


However many weeks it is since February 2nd 2004.

According to a wiki list of WR 1s that is when Fed first took over as #1 ( from Andy Roddick ) and it has been the "Big Four" ever since.



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706 weeks!

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Yes, up to and including this week ( Andy's 40th ) and he will have one further week before Rafa or Fed take over again. And it's not going to be anyone else anytime soon.

The wiki site actually gives their cumulative weeks as of now ( ties in with Born2WinTennis's list from November when Andy registered 1 )

Federer 302
Djokovic 223
Nadal 141
Murray 40

Andy will take it to 707. Rafa or Fed to 708 and onwards. When will it all end ??

Could have a prediction competition. When and ended by who? 



-- Edited by indiana on Friday 11th of August 2017 03:19:56 PM

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Right now I would say Sascha Zverev is the most likely to break the monopoly, his progress has been incredible over the last 18 months and frankly none of the other next gen stars are close, even Thiem.

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theemptyvessel wrote:

Right now I would say Sascha Zverev is the most likely to break the monopoly, his progress has been incredible over the last 18 months and frankly none of the other next gen stars are close, even Thiem.


In terms of his tennis, Sascha is a golden child and has been my favourite for the last couple of years. Have never really taken to Thiem although he's achieved some excellent results and ranking.

Got a growing soft spot for young Shapo, though......



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So Federer has now pulled out of Cincinati, leaving the way clear for Rafa. And Roger will be just 5 points behind Andy

The entry list for the USO could make interesting reading ........

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JonH wrote:

Guardian reporting that Stan has been ruled out for the rest of season, joining Novak on the sides now. It probably means a) that Andy cant feasibly fall below 3rd in the rankings (remember at Wimbledon both Novak and Stan could have reached top spot!) b) the Tour Finals will be depleted now although we may see some new names come to the fore - at the moment Cilic is also injured and Andy's position in unclear - 9th and 10th spots are filled by Berdych (ok not a new name) and Dimitrov with Goffin in 11th...

Proving to be a very interesting season. 

 


Now Nishikori has pulled out for the rest of the season.  They are going down like flies at the moment.



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This season has been an absolute farce.

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