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Djokovic will return to the No. 2 ranking on Monday.
If he wins he will be less than 300 points behind Nadal for points gained this year. Will be an interesting last few weeks to see who ends the year as #1. Though with 2 slams, djokovic is the player of the year.
 

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If he wins he will be less than 300 points behind Nadal for points gained this year. Will be an interesting last few weeks to see who ends the year as #1. Though with 2 slams, djokovic is the player of the year.
Djokovic will end the year as no 1, he's fit and in top form.
 

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I don't see how Nadal can hold on.

Paris - Nadal (QF); Djokovic (n/a)
London - Nadal (n/a); Djokovic (n/a)
Melbourne - Nadal (QF); Djokovic (R16)

STAT: weeks at #1 - Djokovic 223; Nadal 193
 

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Plus Coric nearly beat Federer in IW. Good to see an injury-free Coric, he has worked hard and improved his game. Last night, he was serving well and was too good in the rallies.

I would like to see him win today but Novak is playing great again. Tough one.
 

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Coric has shown this year that he's finally living up to the potential he had shown as a junior and a young pro. He did a Novak and sacked his entire team and recruited Raonic's old team as well as one-time manager, Ljubicic.

As for Novak, old Nole is defo back. Would love to see him win more AO titles. He's really made it his own.
 

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Novak is just to good ATM, won Wimbledon, Cincy, US open & Shanghai in recent months.
Now the question as to whether he can maintain the level in 2019. Ahead of the pack right now on all surfaces except clay.
 

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I'd say Djokovic is fast approaching that invincible 2015/16 form again. Wouldn't be surprised if he keeps his unbeaten streak going through the Paris Masters & ATP Finals

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Rapt for Djokovic, taking out 4 big titles in a short space of time is an emphatic turnaround. 'Snatching' the year-end from Nadal would also make up for the collapse to Murray in 2016. Almost certain to get there eventually anyway, you'd think Nadal would have to win or go close at London. Great to have Novak back and imperious.

Ever since that stirring Indian Wells run, Coric has had a superb season, glad he got a Masters final. Historically was a hater, both as a potential foil to our young Aussies, and then as another inept waster, but has won we over this year, very much coming of age.

Starting to drool over the incoming lost points for Jack Sock! We're almost there! Dimitrov and Goffin also stand to lose a bit, and Krajinovic is in for a fall.
 

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Sucks for DelPo.

Also crazy that Novak can clinch No. 1 next week and he might take a WC. Looking at the Top 30. Kind of lame that we will see only the top 16 seeds as seeds in GSs

1. Nadal
2. Djokovic
3. Federer (-1)
4. Del Potro
5. Zverev
6. Cilic
7. Thiem
8. Anderson
9. Dimitrov
10. Isner

11. Nishikori (+1)
12. Goffin (-1)
13. Coric (+6) - 13
14. Fognini (-1)
15. Edmund (-1)
16. Tsitsipas (-1)
17. Schwartzman (-1)
18. Sock (-1)
19. Cecchinato (+2)
20. Raonic

21. Medvedev (+1)
22. Pouille
23. Basilashvili
24. Carreno Busta
25. Bautista Agut (+3)
26. Khachanov (+1)
27. Chung (-1)
28. Gasquet (-3)
29. Verdasco (+1)
30. Shapovalov (-1)


de Minaur (+2) - 31
Millman (+1) - 33
Kyrgios (+1) - 36
Ebden (+11) - 40
Tomic - 85
Kubler - 91
 

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Honestly, given his career, 2.5 years without a significant injury layoff (including the Olympics run, the Davis Cup, the no.3 ranking peak, the slam final) is about his limit, a good run in his context. I think Delpo would take that outcome in a heartbeat back in 2015.

4 Aussies in the top 40, yas! You'd think Millman and Ebden couldn't go that much higher, maybe mid 20s if extremely lucky. Neither have been able to sustain the good times for very long (whether injury or loss of form), but at least Millman has those slam QF points locked away until next August.
 
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