Mens #1 Ifs Ands & Buts

Mens #1 Ifs Ands & Buts

Post by Mike Minett » Sat, 06 Sep 2003 11:33:38


I think I have it all figured out.

Federer is the new #1  IF  Ferrero loses to Hewitt in the QF's  AND  Agassi
doesn't reach the final  AND  Roddick doesn't reach the final  AND  Coria
doesn't win the championship.

Ferrero is the new #1  IF he makes the final   OR   if he makes the semis
AND  neither Agassi or Roddick win the championship.

Agassi retains #1  IF  he wins the championship  OR  if he loses the final
to anyone but Roddick  AND  Ferrero loses to Hewitt in the QF's.

Roddick is the new #1  IF  he wins the championship  AND  Ferrero doesn't
make the final  OR  if he loses the final to Coria or Hewitt.

Coria is the new #1  IF  he wins the championship  AND  a)Ferrero loses to
Hewitt  b)Roddick doesn't make the final.

I might have WAAAY too much time on my hands:-)

 
 
 

Mens #1 Ifs Ands & Buts

Post by Steve Jaro » Sat, 06 Sep 2003 11:42:08

Quote:
> I think I have it all figured out.

> Federer is the new #1  IF  Ferrero loses to Hewitt in the QF's  AND
Agassi
> doesn't reach the final  AND  Roddick doesn't reach the final  AND  Coria
> doesn't win the championship.

Are you talking entry or Champions' race? I assume entry...

Quote:
> Ferrero is the new #1  IF he makes the final   OR   if he makes the semis
> AND  neither Agassi or Roddick win the championship.

> Agassi retains #1  IF  he wins the championship  OR  if he loses the final
> to anyone but Roddick  AND  Ferrero loses to Hewitt in the QF's.

> Roddick is the new #1  IF  he wins the championship  AND  Ferrero doesn't
> make the final  OR  if he loses the final to Coria or Hewitt.

> Coria is the new #1  IF  he wins the championship  AND  a)Ferrero loses to
> Hewitt  b)Roddick doesn't make the final.

> I might have WAAAY too much time on my hands:-)

Yes, but you gave it a good go. The better thing to do is to warn the
lurkers that this analysis is about the "official ATP computer" rankings,
which sometimes don't accord with reality.

But in this case it pretty much does, because the "reality" of the situation
is that a) if Agassi or Ferrero win the title they deserve to be #1, and b)
if neither guy wins it, then the new #1 should be either be one of the three
slam winners *or* Coria or Roddick, who pretty much have to win the title to
get to #1, and then the #1 for the end of the year will be decided by the
fall indoor season.

Your analysis shows that (a) is true, so give the computer a pat on the
back. (b) is pretty much true as well. So the computer once again seems to
have its screws in place.

The ATP computer is functioning alot better than the WTA computer is these
days. The WTA computer appears to be infested with at least 2 worms and a
virus...

--
"Under the proper standard, there is no pressing public necessity
in maintaining a public law school at all and, it follows,
certainly not an elite law school. Likewise, marginal improvements
in legal education do not qualify as a compelling state interest."

- Justice Clarence Thomas, Grutter v. Bollinger

 
 
 

Mens #1 Ifs Ands & Buts

Post by Mike Minett » Sat, 06 Sep 2003 11:44:35

Caught a mistake already - for Roddick to be #1 without winning the title,
Ferrero must lose to Hewitt (in addition to Agassi not beating him in the
final.


Quote:
> I think I have it all figured out.

> Federer is the new #1  IF  Ferrero loses to Hewitt in the QF's  AND
Agassi
> doesn't reach the final  AND  Roddick doesn't reach the final  AND  Coria
> doesn't win the championship.

> Ferrero is the new #1  IF he makes the final   OR   if he makes the semis
> AND  neither Agassi or Roddick win the championship.

> Agassi retains #1  IF  he wins the championship  OR  if he loses the final
> to anyone but Roddick  AND  Ferrero loses to Hewitt in the QF's.

> Roddick is the new #1  IF  he wins the championship  AND  Ferrero doesn't
> make the final  OR  if he loses the final to Coria or Hewitt.

> Coria is the new #1  IF  he wins the championship  AND  a)Ferrero loses to
> Hewitt  b)Roddick doesn't make the final.

> I might have WAAAY too much time on my hands:-)


 
 
 

Mens #1 Ifs Ands & Buts

Post by Mike Minett » Sat, 06 Sep 2003 11:48:21

Yes Steve - talking about computer rankings, not the Champions Race. Thanks
for clearing that up.


Quote:
> > I think I have it all figured out.

> > Federer is the new #1  IF  Ferrero loses to Hewitt in the QF's  AND
> Agassi
> > doesn't reach the final  AND  Roddick doesn't reach the final  AND
Coria
> > doesn't win the championship.

> Are you talking entry or Champions' race? I assume entry...

> > Ferrero is the new #1  IF he makes the final   OR   if he makes the
semis
> > AND  neither Agassi or Roddick win the championship.

> > Agassi retains #1  IF  he wins the championship  OR  if he loses the
final
> > to anyone but Roddick  AND  Ferrero loses to Hewitt in the QF's.

> > Roddick is the new #1  IF  he wins the championship  AND  Ferrero
doesn't
> > make the final  OR  if he loses the final to Coria or Hewitt.

> > Coria is the new #1  IF  he wins the championship  AND  a)Ferrero loses
to
> > Hewitt  b)Roddick doesn't make the final.

> > I might have WAAAY too much time on my hands:-)

> Yes, but you gave it a good go. The better thing to do is to warn the
> lurkers that this analysis is about the "official ATP computer" rankings,
> which sometimes don't accord with reality.

> But in this case it pretty much does, because the "reality" of the
situation
> is that a) if Agassi or Ferrero win the title they deserve to be #1, and
b)
> if neither guy wins it, then the new #1 should be either be one of the
three
> slam winners *or* Coria or Roddick, who pretty much have to win the title
to
> get to #1, and then the #1 for the end of the year will be decided by the
> fall indoor season.

> Your analysis shows that (a) is true, so give the computer a pat on the
> back. (b) is pretty much true as well. So the computer once again seems to
> have its screws in place.

> The ATP computer is functioning alot better than the WTA computer is these
> days. The WTA computer appears to be infested with at least 2 worms and a
> virus...

> --
> "Under the proper standard, there is no pressing public necessity
> in maintaining a public law school at all and, it follows,
> certainly not an elite law school. Likewise, marginal improvements
> in legal education do not qualify as a compelling state interest."

> - Justice Clarence Thomas, Grutter v. Bollinger

 
 
 

Mens #1 Ifs Ands & Buts

Post by Hops » Sat, 06 Sep 2003 12:59:44


Quote:
> I think I have it all figured out.

> Federer is the new #1  IF  Ferrero loses to Hewitt in the QF's  AND
Agassi
> doesn't reach the final  AND  Roddick doesn't reach the final  AND  Coria
> doesn't win the championship.
> Ferrero is the new #1  IF he makes the final   OR   if he makes the semis
> AND  neither Agassi or Roddick win the championship.

> Agassi retains #1  IF  he wins the championship  OR  if he loses the final
> to anyone but Roddick  AND  Ferrero loses to Hewitt in the QF's.

> Roddick is the new #1  IF  he wins the championship  AND  Ferrero doesn't
> make the final  OR  if he loses the final to Coria or Hewitt.

> Coria is the new #1  IF  he wins the championship  AND  a)Ferrero loses to
> Hewitt  b)Roddick doesn't make the final.

This will all be much clearer in 24 hrs.  :  )