Tennis followup…

The replay of Federer – Bellucci match was on late.  Much more of a match than I am sure Fed and the hometown crowd had expected.  Will be interesting to see, depending also on how Fed finishes up this tournament in Basel, whether he decides to play in Paris Masters next week or rest up for the Barclay’s ATP Final in London.  If Fed does not play in Paris, he will automatically relinquish the world no. 1 ranking to Djokovic by not defending his points from last year (1000).  He could regain the no. 1 ranking, however, depending on what were to transpire in London.  He has been quoted as saying the goal was to regain the no. 1 ranking, not necessarily to finish the year at no. 1.  I think he would be delighted to finish this year as the world no. 1 and I would certainly be delighted as well!!

On the women’s side, Azarenka needs to win at least one of her two remaining matches in the round robin format in Istanbul to clinch the world no. 1 ranking for the year (she of course currently holds that ranking).  She faces Serena tomorrow so that could be a tall order in that match.  She will have another opportunity to win and claim the year end ranking should she fall to Serena tomorrow.

It is a somewhat complicated format for sure, these tennis rankings.


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