From reading blogs and tennis forums it seems the focus has shifted from Novak vs Andy to Rafa vs Novak as the match up people are thinking will be the new main rivalry. In one respect it's good as Andy can fly under the radar but I really hope it turns back to Novak vs Andy, or back to a triumverate of all three, i find Rafa vs Novak matches boring.
I'd noticed that too. Strange - after the USO a Novak/Andy rivalry was being widely predicted and that persisted after the AO. Then Novak and Rafa meet in one final and suddenly it's all change. The so-called pundits are a pretty fickle lot, and I'm fed up anyway with all the Rafa glorification we've been subjected to ever since he started his comeback from injury. I don't like it anyway when two players constantly dominate - we had more than enough of that with Roger and Rafa.
Just how well Roger will perform for the rest of this year remains to be seen, and Rafa still has to overtake Ferrer who is currently 1,285 points ahead of him (although his present form is in doubt), so for the foreseeable future I can see a mix of players in the top five - which doesn't mean that I think anybody is going to overtake Novak as #1 anytime soon, if at all this year, despite Roger's avowed intention to get his #1 ranking back.