^ It's okay Rachie. To be totally transparent, my fave is Nole and Andy's my second, so I am probably being overly-sensitive, sorry.
I read it in Tignor's blog and just thought it was kind of an unfair comparison so when I saw it here I couldn't help put in 2-cents. Should just get prepared because if Andy wins - and I see the final as 50-50 - there'll be a lot more of it. I just sorta feel that, referring to the WTA- situation, if Serena were/is the REAL number 1, her problem is that she plays less events than the others, nor is she consistent on all surfaces (e.g. clay). But Nole and Andy played the same amount events last year - I think Fed played more in 2011 and 2012 - and Nole just ended with more titles and deeper results at slams/masters is all.
Yes. If Andy wins it'll seem weird in that he'll've had the most successful results at the BIG events since last July. That's what most fans and media remember. And he'll still be behind Fed, too, which is actually even weirder than him being behind Nole. Fed won Wimbles but went out in QFs and SFs of two slams, whereas Nole has made both finals at least. DEFINITELY Andy should be #2 it would seem. But he focused on the slams last year. This year, I think he said his goal is to be more consistent at the Masters too. And I am sure he will be. It's a matter of time. If he wins I think it puts him within a 1000 of Fed, and he could make that up before clay almost I should think.
In 2011 it took Nole to win AO, and then go on a 43 match win streak not seen in 20 odd years, and he STILL wasn't #1. He only overtook it when he won Wimbledon. So yeah. Whoever said it's a long road to the top was right - but Andy's well on his way methinks.