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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 | 12:20 AM
Alllllllllllez Rog!!
We just cant stand anyone to be the No'1 player but you,just take care of your pain,cuz you will get your suitable ranking again.
<<<< We all belive in you>>>>>

12/02/2008 | 12:20 AM
Alllllllllllez Rog!!
We just cant stand anyone to be the No'1 player but you,just take care of your pain,cuz you will get your suitable ranking again.
<<<< We all belive in you>>>>>

12/02/2008 | 12:17 AM
Alllllllllllez Rog!!
We just cant stand anyone to be the No'1 player but you,just take care of your pain,cuz you will get your suitable ranking again.
<<<< We all belive in you>>>>>

12/02/2008 | 12:05 AM
***eeee***

I don't have a problem with your posting your views on what it will take for Roger to have a strong season. I do think some fans feel it is presumptuous for any of us to seem to lecture Roger--total tennis genius--about what he needs to do
12/01/2008 | 11:56 PM
Hey, Roger Fans,

Roger has posted his 2009 schedule on the site. Some interesting things in it: 3 tourneys before the AO, only 2 clay court tourneys before RG, and he'll play Japan this fall (Tokyo) since he'll already be in the far east for the Shan
12/01/2008 | 11:23 PM
Dear *eeee*
I'm sorry you think that people are rude to you here. The problem is that you tend to give lectures and this is not a site for lectures. Just imagine if everyone did that! Surely you can't really think that Roger is ever going to notice, let
12/01/2008 | 10:53 PM
Rogzgal-loved your post about Nadal saying in an interview that we shouldn't be writing Roger off. He seems like a kind young man.
12/01/2008 | 09:42 PM
***eeee***

just asking are you a tennis coach?as if you know everything in the world of tennis..i admire your opinion or suggestion..people on this site will either LOVE it or HATE it!
for me its fine!! just sharing your thoughts..
12/01/2008 | 09:23 PM
*** GO TO ESPN.com and cast your vote ***

http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/index
12/01/2008 | 08:13 PM
Dear Roger,
When you step on the court, always, always remember that you are better than your opponent... and you know it's true because you wouldn't be where you are right now if that wasn't so. Age has nothing to do with it. You are young and can p
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