Sunday, October 12, 2014

World No. 1 Scenarios: Djokovic vs. Federer

Roger Federer defeated Gilles Simon to win his 81st title and first in Shanghai
Roger Federer's impressive 6-4, 6-4 win over Novak Djokovic in Shanghai didn't just give him a the title eventually - it put him within reach of earning the sport's top ranking at the end of the regular season. Now, he has added the title in Basel, increasing his chances of being the top seed in London.

He currently trails Djokovic in the Race to London Rankings by 490 points, and after Bercy, the Race Rankings become the 52-week rankings, meaning Federer has a chance to become the world No. 1 by the end of the week.

Djokovic is the top seed in Paris with Federer as the No. 2 seed.

-If Djokovic reaches the final in Paris, he will clinch the top seed in London, but Federer controls the rankings if Djokovic does any worse.

-If Djokovic loses in the quarterfinals or semifinals, Federer can become the world No. 1 with what would be his second career title in Paris.


  1. Why do you say that if Federer wins Basel and Novak loses in the QF in Paris, then Roger needs to reach the final in Paris to tie Novak for the #1?

    If that happens, Novak would have 9100 points and Roger 9120, according to me. Roger wouldn't tie Novak, he would pass him.

    Am I doing something wrong?

  2. Yolita - going into Paris QF Fed has 8700 pts; Djokovic 9190. SF isn't enough to overtake him, needs Djokovic (to lose to Murray) and to make final at this point. But even if it doesn't happen at Paris, still WTF (1500 pts).

    Not quite true that race=rankings after this week though. Djokovic's DC points from last yr stay in til Nov 17 (Djokovic loses 150; Fed could gain 225)...