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I think he does care, but I think he is results focused, not ranking focused, which strikes me as right.

I also think that as Andy was struggling with his back last year, and he's missed time on the tour, a temporary drop was inevitable. The way I see it is that the drop could have been worse.
I agree about the drop TJ, and nobody could have foreseen that Wawrkinka would win a Slam, but at #6 both Berdych and Federer are snapping closely at his heels - although I don't know whether Fed still intends to stick to a more curtailed schedule - not that I see him as a real threat, but he can't be written off completely.
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I agree about the drop TJ, and nobody could have foreseen that Wawrkinka would win a Slam, but at #6 both Berdych and Federer are snapping closely at his heels - although I don't know whether Fed still intends to stick to a more curtailed schedule - not that I see him as a real threat, but he can't be written off completely.

Agree. Federer is of little worry to any above him at present. His ranking is likely to stay same for a period. The threat is Berdych who is doing two 500's and Marseilles so although defending points could gain some in the next few weeks.
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Agree. Federer is of little worry to any above him at present. His ranking is likely to stay same for a period. The threat is Berdych who is doing two 500's and Marseilles so although defending points could gain some in the next few weeks.
Well Berdych is only 180 points behind Andy, so let's hope he doesn't gain too many points and that Andy wins Acapulco, which, in theory at least, he has a fair chance of doing.
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Well Berdych is only 180 points behind Andy, so let's hope he doesn't gain too many points and that Andy wins Acapulco, which, in theory at least, he has a fair chance of doing.

If results go well for Andy elsewhere (bad results for DP and Ferrer) then a final spot may be enough to gain at least one rankings place! If results go really well then a semi might do. The latter I feel confident about that but for higher he may need time.
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If results go well for Andy elsewhere (bad results for DP and Ferrer) then a final spot may be enough to gain at least one rankings place! If results go really well then a semi might do. The latter I feel confident about that but for higher he may need time.
DP has gone to Argentina to consult the specialist who treated his right wrist about constant and now quite severe pain he's been experiencing in his left wrist, for which he needed injections to see him through some tournaments last year, which doesn't sound too optimistic.  Shame really because he's worked so hard to get back to the top five, even if it could benefit Andy's future ranking.
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Obviously the more tournaments Andy enters the more points he hopes to gather and that should up his rankings However I'm noting that Wawrinka was seeded 8 for the Aussie Open and we all know what happened  I'm sure LLendl and Andy have a plan.
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Ooh westie I would greet if I bought tickets and he wasnt there again Frown I think he will be though....cant see him dropping lower than 8? Im expecting an e mail any day now saying the barclays presale is on.

Think im gonna go for all day Thursday and Friday tickets.

was it really this early Ange?  Thought it was March but could be wrong? And I have a vague memory that you very kindly shared the knowledge with us last year?
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Obviously the more tournaments Andy enters the more points he hopes to gather and that should up his rankings However I'm noting that Wawrinka was seeded 8 for the Aussie Open and we all know what happened  I'm sure LLendl and Andy have a plan.

I think playing more tournaments only stops others gaining more points as the rules are penalising him for being injured last year after tournaments were entered. He can get some from Davis Cup but after that it all depends on what he is allowed to drop from his results. The 1000's are mandatory so he will keep two zeros of his 18 counting events until October but should improve on at least two others before Roland Gaross where he can earn yet more so we may have to wait until June for him to get into that top 4. Then he has to defend his slam and Queens!

Andy is a top four player with potential to be higher in my mind but it may not show in rankings until long after Wimbledon!?

No sign of any advance sales for WTC. Has anyone else received a mail?
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The Davis Cup points should Andy win any are hardly worth the effort but entering every available tournament seemed to work for Nadal  But whatever he does I agree with you that it will take a lot of effort and time to regain his position in the top4
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The Davis Cup points should Andy win any are hardly worth the effort but entering every available tournament seemed to work for Nadal  But whatever he does I agree with you that it will take a lot of effort and time to regain his position in the top4

Nadal was out longer and was able to include more of his points. Andy dropped out of several events after entering so his rise will be slower.  I will be patient and hope the media are too. Davis Cup could give him 75 more points for two wins and another 40 for a team win? It all helps and he gets match practice albeit on what sounds a strange surface. I am expecting him to come good in March and April albeit when he is replacing not adding points and rise in the autumn when he has nothing to defend.
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I think his defence of his Wimbledon title could be a crucial factor, and I don't take it as given that he will win it this year, although it seems a few on here think otherwise.
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I think his defence of his Wimbledon title could be a crucial factor, and I don't take it as given that he will win it this year, although it seems a few on here think otherwise.

A fully fit Murray is probably the best grass court player in the world. Nadal is the unknown factor, but in recent years as Wimbledon comes so close off the back of the French Open he often appears too tired to make a mark. It will depend if he can play himself into the tournament by getting through the early rounds how far he can go.  Federer is the other grass court specialist that can go deep into the tournament and if his and Andy’s rankings were to stay out of the top five, they could be drawn to meet early in the tournament. Having said all this I go back to my first sentence and if Andy is fit, he will be confident on the grass this summer. The past (77 years) pressures are off! He has already done it.
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^ I think it will be interesting to see how the removal of the pressure from the 77 year wait helps Andy at Wimbledon. I feel sure it will. He will go in knowing he's won it before, and come through that tough final game to do it. Just as significant though, people, crowds, will know Andy has done it before and I'm sure they'll support him.

For my money Andy is the best grass court player in the world now. I think his record speaks for itself. That's not to say him winning is a given, but I think on grass he's a match for anyone.
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For my money Andy is the best grass court player in the world now. I think his record speaks for itself. That's not to say him winning is a given, but I think on grass he's a match for anyone.

I would agree with that TJ - it's just a pity that there aren't more grass court tournaments.  Oh for the days when 3 out of 4 of the Majors were on grass|
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Am I right in thinking that there are 3 weeks in between the French Open and Wimbledon this year instead of only a fortnight?
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