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Jakeev
Apr 6th, 2005, 08:48 PM
Just saw the updated rankings and by Monday, Shinobu Asagoe could be Japan's new number one player, finally supplanting Ai Sugiyama as that Nation's top-ranked player.

I did not realize how close Asagoe had gotten to Ai, just a matter of a few points, but her results have I guess been much more consistent in the past 17 tournaments for her to climb so high.

Does anyone know how long Ai has been Japan's top player?

Wannabeknowitall
Apr 6th, 2005, 08:56 PM
I don't know but seriously who cares. They're both around the same age. They're both going to retire around the same time. If they don't retire within a year of each other then two years. Japan needs a younger new player to come up in the rankings.

Jakeev
Apr 6th, 2005, 08:58 PM
I don't know but seriously who cares. They're both around the same age. They're both going to retire around the same time. If they don't retire within a year of each other then two years. Japan needs a younger new player to come up in the rankings.

Is it me or you always such a cranky Bitch? People do care about this stuff around here and if you have a problem with it than don't friggen post in these threads.

Veritas
Apr 6th, 2005, 08:58 PM
I don't know but seriously who cares.

I do, for one. And I'm sure there are a number of other fans who do as well.

Farina Elia Fan
Apr 6th, 2005, 09:00 PM
Is it me or you always such a cranky Bitch? People do care about this stuff around here and if you have a problem with it than don't friggen post in these threads.


I agree

Wannabeknowitall
Apr 6th, 2005, 09:08 PM
Just saw the updated rankings and by Monday, Shinobu Asagoe could be Japan's new number one player, finally supplanting Ai Sugiyama as that Nation's top-ranked player.

I did not realize how close Asagoe had gotten to Ai, just a matter of a few points, but her results have I guess been much more consistent in the past 17 tournaments for her to climb so high.

Does anyone know how long Ai has been Japan's top player?

Sighs. Sugiyama is in a funk and I'm sure she doesn't care about not being the number one Japanese player anymore. She'd rather just get out of this slump she's having. It is interesting how long she's been the Japanese top ranked player. All I'm saying is that Asagoe is around the same age so her reign at Japanese number one will be small.

Libertango
Apr 6th, 2005, 09:13 PM
I care!! :wavey:

Yea, we all know Ai hasn't been very good this year, and I think its only a matter of time for Shinobu to get top spot in Japan, she really deserves it. I'd love for her to get her first title this year!! :D

Libertango
Apr 6th, 2005, 09:14 PM
Oh, and Ai has been Japanese no.1 since Kimiko's retirement in 1996. :) So, 9 years!! :eek:

Jakeev
Apr 6th, 2005, 09:32 PM
Oh, and Ai has been Japanese no.1 since Kimiko's retirement in 1996. :) So, 9 years!! :eek:

Wow! that is definitely a long reign for Sugiyama. Probably one of the longest for Japanese women.

JenFan75
Apr 6th, 2005, 09:35 PM
no offence to Ai but it's about time for Shinobu...

Wannabeknowitall
Apr 6th, 2005, 09:45 PM
no offence to Ai but it's about time for Shinobu...

Wow is your avatar Liz Phair. She looks hot. What a change around for a women who's first song on her second album had the lyrics...
I met him at a party and he told me how to drive him home
He said he liked to do it backwards
I said, "That's just fine with me,
That way we can fuck and watch TV."

jonny84
Apr 6th, 2005, 09:58 PM
Shinobu deserves it she has been on top form this year while Ai has been in a big slump.

I also hope that Shinobu wins a singles title this year.