On clay, Roger Federer can win, even if he loses. Ranked No. 3 in the world, he has already put distance between himself and his nearest opponents on the ATP list without getting past the quarterfinals in any clay-court tournament.
This season Federer, 37, returned to clay-court competition for the first time since 2016. He had stayed away to preserve his aging body for the grass and hardcourt seasons, where he has a better chance at capturing Grand Slam titles. This year he decided that his body could handle the toll and that he wanted the challenge of adapting to the style and tactics required by clay.
But because of the way the ATP ranking system works, playing on clay may also help Federer hold on to his No. 3 spot.
If he had avoided clay again, he risked falling behind rising young stars like No. 4 Dominic Thiem, No. 5 Alexander Zverev and No. 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas, which could have meant a tougher draw for Federer at Wimbledon.
The ATP assigns points for each round won in a tournament. The bigger tournaments are worth more points: Winning a Masters 1000 yields 1,000 points, and a Masters 500 champion gets 500. The runner-up at a Masters 1000 gets 600 points, while a semifinalist gains 360.
Those points stay with a player until the tournament comes around again the following year. That means someone who won a title in 2018 has to defend that crown in 2019 just to stay even in the points race. But Federer, who had no clay-tournament points to defend from 2018, can only add points to his total no matter how he fares on court.
Before the Madrid Open started on May 3, Federer had 5,590 points, with Zverev, the defending champion, right behind him at 5,565 and Thiem, the runner-up last year, at 5,085.
Thiem beat Federer in the quarterfinals but lost to the No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic in the semifinals, so in the rankings game Federer actually outperformed Thiem.
Federer left Spain with 180 new points, pushing his total to 5,770; Thiem gained 360 for reaching the semis but lost the 600 points he was defending, so he dropped by 240 to 4,845.
That still allowed him to inch ahead of Zverev, who was knocked out in the quarterfinals. His 180 points were was nothing compared with the 1,000 he was defending, so he fell to 4,745 ranking points and dropped below Thiem.
Tsitsipas reaped huge benefits in Madrid. He was a wild card in 2018, losing in the first round to earn just 10 points. Tsitsipas’s finals appearance this year tacked 590 new points on to his ranking, enabling him to jump from ninth to seventh over all.
Despite an early exit in Rome, Federer again benefited — as long as there are no lingering effects from the leg injury he sustained after the Italian Open’s scheduling problems forced him and others to play two matches in one day. Zverev, a 2018 finalist, fell in the second round, as did Thiem, who lost in that round the previous year, while Federer reached the third.
So Zverev dropped farther in the points race, to 4,155, leaving him just ahead of Tsitsipas, who reached sixth in the rankings and 4,080 points thanks to his semifinal run (after reaching just the second round in 2018).
Thiem will enter the French Open, which starts Sunday, at 4,845 points — more than 1,000 points behind Federer, who was not defending anything in Rome and thus surged 180 points.
Tsitsipas reached only the second round at the French Open in 2018 and enters the tournament with great momentum. Another deep run, especially at the expense of Thiem and Zverev, could push him into the top 5.
And while all the points Federer has gained won’t help him win any matches at the French Open, which he has not played since 2015, merely showing up will mean a stronger chance of a top three seed as he heads to Wimbledon in pursuit of his ninth title there.
If he reaches the fourth round at Roland Garros, he will gain 180 points, while Thiem must reach the finals to defend his 1,200 points from 2018, and Zverev needs to reach the quarterfinals to avoid losing ground again.B:
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【虽】【然】【有】【游】【客】【过】【来】【了】，【张】【吉】【东】【的】【米】【酒】【铺】【子】【依】【然】【没】【什】【么】【生】【意】。【除】【了】【隔】【几】【天】【往】【大】【贵】【饭】【店】【送】【几】【坛】【米】【酒】【之】【外】，【就】【没】【卖】【出】【过】【一】【坛】【酒】。 【周】【庆】【勇】【收】【了】【摊】【之】【后】【去】【了】【张】【吉】【东】【的】【米】【酒】【铺】【子】，【一】【进】【门】【就】【得】【意】【洋】【洋】【的】【向】【张】【吉】【东】【说】【道】：“【吉】【东】，【你】【今】【天】【开】【张】【了】【没】？” 【张】【吉】【东】【打】【了】【个】【哈】【欠】：“【连】【个】【鬼】【影】【子】【都】【没】【有】，【怎】【么】【开】【张】？” “【那】【我】【小】【吃】【店】
【许】【久】，【阳】【露】【浑】【身】【脏】【兮】【兮】【地】【从】【后】【门】【走】【了】【起】【来】，【坐】【在】【了】【阳】【路】【的】【旁】【边】。 “……”【阳】【路】【给】【臭】【醒】【了】，【他】【醒】【来】【之】【后】，【便】【见】【阳】【露】【像】【是】【从】【垃】【圾】【桶】【里】【钻】【出】【来】【似】【的】。 【阳】【路】【捏】【着】【鼻】【子】【说】【道】:“【又】【是】【谁】【欺】【负】【你】【了】？” 【阳】【露】【低】【声】【说】【道】“【没】，【没】【有】【人】……” 【阳】【路】【一】【拍】【桌】【子】，【把】【她】【吓】【了】【一】【跳】，【说】【道】:“【你】【告】【诉】【我】，【我】【给】【你】【出】【头】。” 【阳】彩虹心水论坛【她】【们】【离】【开】【医】【院】【的】【时】【候】【已】【经】【是】【晚】【上】【七】【点】【多】【了】，【原】【本】【夏】【子】【说】【打】【算】【请】【张】【新】【杰】【吃】【饭】【的】，【可】【是】【顿】【饭】【因】【为】【叶】【锦】【程】【的】【出】【现】【也】【就】【不】【了】【了】【之】【了】。【原】【本】【因】【为】【时】【间】【很】【晚】【了】，【夏】【子】【说】【打】【算】【不】【吃】【晚】【饭】【的】，【谁】【知】【道】【叶】【锦】【程】【却】【说】【自】【己】【帮】【她】【这】【么】【大】【一】【个】【忙】，【她】【怎】【么】【也】【该】【请】【他】【吃】【饭】【才】【是】，【夏】【子】【说】【拗】【不】【过】【就】【答】【应】【了】【他】。 【因】【为】【是】【请】【他】【吃】【饭】，【所】【以】【也】【就】【由】【着】【叶】【锦】【程】
“【哦】？【原】【来】，【你】【知】【道】【我】【们】。”【飘】【忽】【的】【声】【音】【说】【道】，“【是】【了】，【你】【的】【身】【边】【既】【然】【有】【蓝】【幼】【龙】，【那】【你】【肯】【定】【见】【过】【苏】【霍】【尔】【斯】【了】，【知】【道】【我】【们】【也】【不】【意】【外】。” 【林】【恩】【咽】【了】【口】【唾】【沫】，【看】【着】【两】【个】【扭】【曲】【的】【人】【影】，【他】【倒】【是】【从】【来】【都】【没】【有】【想】【到】【过】，【红】【龙】【姐】【妹】【现】【在】【竟】【然】【是】【这】【么】【一】【副】【模】【样】。 “【苏】【霍】【尔】【斯】【他】【还】【好】【吗】？”【红】【龙】【姐】【妹】【问】【道】，“【你】【又】【是】【谁】？” 【林】【恩】
【苹】【果】【的】iPhone【从】【乔】【布】【斯】【时】【代】【开】【始】，【由】iPhone【进】【化】【到】【现】【在】【的】iPhone 11 Pro/Max，【我】【们】【随】【着】【每】【一】【年】【一】【部】【新】【机】【的】【推】【出】，【见】【证】【了】【苹】【果】【的】【崛】【起】【和】【蜕】【变】。【在】【乔】【帮】【主】【去】【世】【后】，【库】【克】【带】【领】【下】【的】【苹】【果】【虽】【然】【创】【下】【了】【市】【值】【最】【高】【记】【录】，【但】【似】【乎】【和】【创】【新】【越】【走】【越】【远】，【自】iPhone 6【开】【始】，【苹】【果】【手】【机】【的】【外】【观】【沿】【袭】【换】【汤】【不】【换】【药】【的】【套】【路】，【看】【多】【了】【难】【免】【审】【美】【疲】【劳】。
【姜】【眷】【对】【小】【姑】【娘】【的】【表】【现】【十】【分】【满】【意】，【不】【开】【心】【的】【小】【情】【绪】【全】【部】【消】【失】【不】【见】【了】，【摇】【头】【晃】【尾】【地】【跑】【过】【去】，【在】【小】【姑】【娘】【的】【小】【腿】【上】【蹭】【了】【蹭】。 【决】【定】【等】【霓】【彤】【嫁】【过】【来】【后】，【姜】【家】【的】【所】【有】【财】【产】【都】【归】【她】【管】。 【霓】【彤】【上】【楼】【给】【小】【奶】【猫】【洗】【澡】【的】【时】【候】，【听】【到】【走】【廊】【的】【拐】【角】【处】【有】【什】【么】【人】【在】【哭】【泣】。 【好】【像】【还】【是】【男】【生】。 【她】【抱】【着】【小】【奶】【猫】，【一】【路】【好】【奇】【地】【寻】【了】【过】【去】，【正】【瞧】【见】
“【就】【这】【样】？”【徐】【然】【不】【愿】【意】【相】【信】。 “【你】【想】【求】【得】【她】【的】【谅】【解】，【还】【想】【好】【好】【照】【顾】【她】，【这】【一】【切】【的】【前】【提】【是】【她】【愿】【意】。【她】【要】【是】【不】【愿】【意】，【你】【做】【的】【一】【切】【都】【是】【强】【求】，【她】【的】【身】【体】【不】【比】【你】【好】【多】【少】，【想】【气】【死】【她】【很】【容】【易】。” 【沈】【芩】【有】【些】【不】【明】【白】，【他】【这】【样】【聪】【明】【的】【人】，【竟】【然】【会】【因】【为】【这】【种】【事】【情】【而】【反】【复】【无】【常】：“【你】【好】【好】【养】【着】【吧】，【我】【带】【小】【鹿】【出】【去】【吃】【东】【西】。” 【不】