Saturday, 29 November 2008

Fed heads keep the faith

An ATP poll shows that tennis fans are keeping the faith with Roger.

Here's the extract from the ATP website:

In a poll of more than 65,000 fans, 44 per cent of readers believe that the Swiss 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?
Player Percentage of Vote

1 Roger Federer 44%

2 Rafael Nadal 34%

3 Novak Djokovic 11%

4 Andy Murray 8%

5 Other 3%

What do you think?

1 comment:

freakyfrites said...

Oh, this is a tough one!!!! I want to say Roger, but in my heart I think he's lucky to get Wimbledon back, let alone the top spot. My hunch is that the guys on your list will split up the majors, meaning the player who can win the most Masters (or Series 1000s or whatever they're called) is going to get the No. 1.

My money's on Rafa - he's got the two clay Masters plus Roland Garros in the bag.