Thread: Tennis: 2013 Australian Open
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01-25-2013, 07:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Deficient Mode View Post
I'm not sure. Federer has a fair amount of points to defend between now and Wimbledon, but it's also a time of year where he typically outperforms Murray. It will probably happen sometime this summer, but there's no guarantee that Murray will hold onto it later in the year when he has a ton of points to defend.
I look at this season as Murray's (continuing?) breakout. He got a big gorilla off his back last year and I think he surpasses Federer this season.

Nadal is also a factor. At this point he's more resting than recovering. It's possible that he'll nearly sweep the clay season again and make a push for #2 later.
I'm skeptical of Nadal being able to maintain his health enough to make such a run at #2. Not completely discounting it though.

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