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Roger Backed By Fans To Regain No. 1 Ranking

25.11.2008 | Tennis

Rafael Nadal may have ended the season as ATP World No. 1, but ATPtennis.com fans believe that Roger will reclaim the year-end No. 1 ranking in 2009.

 

In a poll of more than 55,000 fans, so far 43 per cent of ATPtennis.com readers believe that our champ will join Ivan Lendl as the only player to regain the year-end No. 1 in the South African Airways ATP Rankings after losing it. Lendl claimed the year-end No. 1 ranking in 1985, '86 and '87 before finishing No. 2 behind Mats Wilander in 1988. He then regained the year-end No. 1 in 1989 and remains the only player in the history of the South African Airways ATP Rankings (since 1973) to achieve that feat.

 

 

Quick Poll: Who will finish No. 1 at the end of 2009?

(The poll is still running, click on the link below to cast your vote)

   

Player (Percentage of vote)

Roger Federer (43%)

Rafael Nadal (35%)

Novak Djokovic (11%)

Andy Murray (8%)

Other (3%)

 

Roger, who lost the No. 1 ranking to Nadal after a record 237 consecutive-week stint on August 18, polled seven per cent more votes than his Spanish rival. Roger ended the year with a 66-15 match record, highlighted by a 13th Grand Slam trophy at the US Open (d. Murray).

 

Nadal finished the 2008 season with a 1,370 points lead over Roger. The 22-year-old Mallorcan captured eight titles – including Roland Garros, Wimbledon and Olympic gold – and had an 82-11 match record.

 

 

Text published with kind permission of the ATP.

 
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12/02/2008 | 11:41 PM
I hope Roger can regain No1 spot again
but to me win in RG would be more important than No1 spot.
Where I see the problem is in his mind. We were talking about the loss of focus during matches but I believe it goes deeper than that.
This could happen t
12/02/2008 | 11:40 PM
I hope Roger can regain No1 spot again
but to me win in RG would be more important than No1 spot.
Where I see the problem is in his mind. We were talking about the loss of focus during matches but I believe it goes deeper than that.
This could happen t
12/02/2008 | 08:31 PM
What? Someone else is no. 1? No way! You gotta be kidding! ;) Roger, you`re forever no. 1!!!
12/02/2008 | 06:31 PM
We sure do believe in YOU

you go Rog!
12/02/2008 | 04:48 PM
Hi Rog!
We (your fans) are the Living proof that your really the Number One. Because your Absolutely amazing as a person and a player.
12/02/2008 | 01:34 PM
OF COURSE YOU WILL BE THE NUMBER 1
We all depend on you ROGER Go Ahead
GO ROGER GO
12/02/2008 | 10:10 AM
Thanx for your appreciation Marg69
12/02/2008 | 05:54 AM
Hi Roger, correct me if I am wrong, I do believe one crucial element in keeping your motivation, interest and love in tennis, is your variety of games. For many other players, they repeat their own games over and over again, despite striking for continuou
12/02/2008 | 04:11 AM
Hi Rog,
I just wanted to say that the poll is completelly unnecessary because it is obvious that you will regain it, and I Know you might be feeling a lot of preasure because of diferent things, so although I know you will have a terrific year, calm dow
12/02/2008 | 12:41 AM
Allllllllllllllllez ROG!!
We are sur you can make it.cuz we trust in you.
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