Can Rafael Nadal finish the year as No. 1?

Photo via ATP World Tour
Photo via ATP World Tour

Q: Many of you would like to know what Rafael Nadal needs to do to secure the Year End No. 1 ranking. Has Rafa lost his chance at keeping his No. 1 ranking?

Answer: No!

Our champion Rafael Nadal has a great chance at London to get his Year End No. 1 ranking. He only needs to win two Round Robbin matches to do so. Of course, if Novak Djokovic loses in the final today in Paris, Rafa will automatically secure the ranking.

In order for Djokovic to retake the ranking from Rafa, he needs to win Paris, win the World Tour Finals at London undefeated, and also win Davis cup (two rubbers and bonus points). On the other hand, for Rafa to secure the spot, he only needs a little over 300 points, which he can easily obtain by winning two matches in London.

Hope that clears up any lingering doubts! This is Rafa’s year, no matter what! VAMOS RAFA!

22 comments

  1. An answer to one question, please: IF djiokovic wins paris, O2 and Davis cup, and Rafa 2 matches in London…then what?! It doesn’t matter to me because Rafa is my IDOL and he will be for as long as I live but I would like to know. Thanx! VAAAMOOOS RAAAAFAAA !!!

  2. I agree: he is our # ONE no matter what but he deserves to be #1 on the books as well. He has bene so unlucky this past month, I am warried about O2! VAAAMOOOS RAAAAFAAA and get the trophy this week – no one deserves it more than u do!!!!!!!

  3. thank you for the imfo regarding Rafa,holding on to no 1, her really deserves it, we all know that, yes its close,i know but he must do this he has worked so hard, I am really inshock he lost to David F: hope DAVID BEATS DJOK. I WANT TO KNOCK THAT MAN OVER WHEN HE PRETENDS TOI BE TARZAN BEATING HIS CHEST WHAT AN IDIOT,

  4. I am sure he will stay No1my wish at the moment is for David to play like he did in the quaters and semis and see the djoker off avamos David

  5. What do they mean of course he’ll be no 1 without doubt he’s done so well this year. Anyway he will always be no 1 in my books What a player!!!

  6. RAFA HAS HAD A FANTASTIC FEW MONTHS ,WHICH ALLOWED HIM TO BE NUMBER ONE IN THE WORLD.HE IS A CHAMPION TENNIS PLAYER AND A CHAMPION MANAND ONE TO FOLLOW FOR THE YOUNG BOYS.GOD BLESS YOU RAFA AND YOUR GROUP.

  7. I m a diehard Rafa fan but I can clearly see that Djokovic is way better than Nadal at this point . and he might get defeated again by Ferrer or any of the other players because simply , this is not his turf and he proved it so far by losing in a very pathetic and heartbreaking fashion in both Shanghai and Paris

  8. Seguro consigue los más de 300.- puntos, no obstante aunque así no fuere ello no significa mi gran consideración respecto a su grandeza como deportista y persona, pero en su constancia, con entrenamiento Nuestro Rey no del mambo si del Tenis consigue cuánto se propone, de ahí tanto ánimo como suerte abundante en Lóndres y en El Mundo Entero, estamos y seguimos contigo Rafa, ¿por qué? ¡¡Porque tu si que vales!! Desde Las I. Canarias con tanto aprecio como afecto para Rafa y a su equipo abrazos de C. Javier

  9. can wait to see Rafa in action in London, he is a champion no matter what. What he did this year so far is simply incredible. I am a Rafa fan no matter what.

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