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Who will be world No.1 in the next few years?

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I'm surprised at how many people are writing Novak off.
I'm certainly not writing Novak off completely, but he's been lacking in motivation for so long now that I wonder if he'll ever get it back to the same extent as it was before.  In some ways I hope not because I'd hate to see him starting to win everything in sight again!
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I'm with Aileen on this one.

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I'm surprised at how many people are writing Novak off.

I mean that Novak has been absolutely sensational, but I think he isn't as good as he was and I feel that he's unlikely to be Number 1 again.  Most players who reach the very top in tennis can't sustain it.  They have injuries, have to take a lot of time off and can't get back to their earlier high ranking.
I haven't exactly "written him off" -
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I think for me, I feel that Andy is more likely to go back to previous form (possibly even 2016 levels, although I partly feel that was more phenomenon than repeatable!).
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I think for me, I feel that Andy is more likely to go back to previous form (possibly even 2016 levels, although I partly feel that was more phenomenon than repeatable!).
While you could definitely say that it was a bit fortuitous that Novak went into a decline after RG last year, there's no doubt that Andy did put in a lot of hard work, perhaps even pushed himself too much at the end, and wrecked himself as a result, because I do believe he would have reached that spot at some point in the early part of this year anyway if he'd just remained as #2.
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I think it won't be easy for Andy to come back to Number 1, but I do think that the others will be rather frightened of him, especially if they meet him in an early round at one of the grandslams.
I think Federer (if he gets there) won't be there for all that long.  I don't mind Rafa too much, but we do need one of the younger players to take complete control of this situation and reach Number 1 - asap!
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I think it won't be easy for Andy to come back to Number 1, but I do think that the others will be rather frightened of him, especially if they meet him in an early round at one of the grandslams.
I think Federer (if he gets there) won't be there for all that long.  I don't mind Rafa too much, but we do need one of the younger players to take complete control of this situation and reach Number 1 - asap!
Given Andy's performances this year I doubt anyone's going to be frightened of him ... until the find out otherwise!  cmon yeah

As I've said before, I can't see any of the NextGen reaching #1 for another two years, and that's at very minimum.  Andy wants to go on playing, so does Novak (if we are to believe what he's said so far), Rafa does too and Roger thinks he's capable of playing until he's 40 (well, we'll see!).   If Delpo's wrists hold up I rather fancy him as a strong contender, and I wouldn't rule out Dimitrov either.
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^  Yes - and what about Stan Wawrinka?  He hasn't said he's going to retire so I think he has a bit of a chance.  I like Delpo but I'm not sure about him, because if someone likes a player this doesn't mean he'll reach Number 1, but I've said all this before I think Smile  I think (sorry Aileen)! that I can actually rule out Dimitrov ( lol )
If Roger plays until he's 40 and reaches every grandslam final, then I'm not sure if I really and truly want to continue watching tennis ......... (! ?)
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^  Yes - and what about Stan Wawrinka?  He hasn't said he's going to retire so I think he has a bit of a chance.  I like Delpo but I'm not sure about him, because if someone likes a player this doesn't mean he'll reach Number 1, but I've said all this before I think Smile  I think (sorry Aileen)! that I can actually rule out Dimitrov ( lol )
If Roger plays until he's 40 and reaches every grandslam final, then I'm not sure if I really and truly want to continue watching tennis ......... (! ?)
Well this thread was opened to get people's opinions, so I don't expect everyone to be in agreement!  Also I don't necessarily go for players just because I happen to like them.  I've got a soft spot for Goffin, Tsonga and Monfils, but can't see any of them getting there.  Anyway I'm ruling Stan out because unless things change considerably he only ever seems to play well in Slams.
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I like it too!  Hope to see you again (here) soon Smile
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Hyeon Chung to be n1. For me it's more than possible.
For the next 2 years, I also think Novak can come back. His defeat against Chung is because his opponent played "tennis from space" but also because after a 6 month off I guess you don't expect to last more than that in GS. Especially these days. I've watched many highlights from Auckland and I was impressed by the level of tennis.

And of course Andy, I think a return at previous level is more than possible.

Thiem, Nishikori, Raonic, imo they will never be n1.

Kyrgios, I'd love to because I like him. But I'm not sure he can change his mentality
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^  Yes possibly Chung Smile  That would be nice.  But not for another year.  But you never know, if he wins against Roger today ......... ! Smile  & then wins  the AO and then another slam this year ............ !:)
Andy, Novak - later in the year - I can't be sure, but hopefully.
Kyrgios - I do like him, and he's been playing very well.  But - there's always a but with Kyrgios!
Kyle might do it Smile Smile  But not this year, but - maybe this year Smile  But it's too soon to know re Kyle.
I like this thread, see you soon nikko Smile
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After his performance at the AO I wouldn't entirely rule Kyle out either, although certainly not in the foreseeable future because we still have to see if he can put his ambitions into practice.  Chung has a good chance too.  Unfortunately for Kyrgios I really can't see his mindset changing because it seems to be so ingrained.   I used to think Sasha might do it fairly soon, but he does seem to have a habit of fading in Slams, something which, but his own admission, is because he puts too much pressure on himself, in which case only he knows the answer to that one.

Btw - I'm deliberately keeping Andy, Novak, Nadal and Fed out of this because we're really looking at about two years and more down the line. 
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Cilic?
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