Quatre-quarts: Players who reached the QF at all the slams

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  1. vive le beau jeu !

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    today tsonga joined 7 other active players (federer, hewitt, djokovic, ferrero, nalbandian, nadal and murray) having reached the QF at all the slams.
    http://www.rolandgarros.com/fr_FR/news/articles/2012-06-04/201206041338810420642.html

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    Fig.1: A piece of quatre-quarts, a yummy breton cake.

    it's a good opportunity to give the list for the open era, based on hops' website, with the number of QF for each slam (AO, RG, W, USO), the total number of QF and the W-L record.

    Roger Federer 11 11 12 10 44 36-8
    Jimmy Connors 2 8 14 17 41 31-10
    Andre Agassi 7 9 7 13 36 26-10
    Ivan Lendl 8 7 7 12 34 28-6
    Novak Djokovic 7 9 7 8 31 25-6
    Pete Sampras 6 4 9 10 29 23-6
    Rafael Nadal 8 10 5 6 29 23-6
    Stefan Edberg 10 4 7 5 26 19-7
    John McEnroe 4 4 9 9 26 19-7
    Boris Becker 4 4 11 4 23 18-5
    Andy Murray 6 5 7 5 23 16-7
    Mats Wilander 5 7 3 5 20 14-6
    Guillermo Vilas 4 9 2 4 19 12-7
    John Newcombe 8 1 4 5 18 10-8
    David Ferrer 5 6 2 3 16 6-10
    Ken Rosewall 5 2 3 5 15 13-2
    Jim Courier 5 5 2 3 15 11-4
    Arthur Ashe 4 2 3 6 15 10-5
    Lleyton Hewitt 1 2 5 7 15 8-7
    Goran Ivanisevic 3 3 7 1 14 7-7
    Michael Chang 3 4 1 5 13 8-5
    Evgeny Kafelnikov 5 5 1 2 13 6-7
    Tony Roche 5 1 4 2 12 8-4
    Thomas Berdych 5 2 3 2 12 5-7
    Vitas Gerulaitis 1 3 4 3 11 8-3
    JW Tsonga 4 3 3 1 11 6-5
    Johan Kriek 5 1 2 3 11 5-6
    Tom Okker 2 2 5 2 11 5-6
    Michael Stich 2 2 4 2 10 6-4
    David Nalbandian 4 2 2 2 10 5-5
    Marat Safin 3 2 2 2 9 7-2
    JC Ferrero 2 4 2 1 9 6-3
    Stan Wawrinka 3 2 1 3 9 4-5
    Richard Krajicek 1 2 3 3 9 4-5
    Tommy Haas 3 1 1 3 8 4-4
    JM del Potro 2 2 1 3 8 3-5
    Alex Metreveli 3 1 3 1 8 3-5
    Patrick Rafter 1 1 3 2 7 7-0
    Rod Laver 1 2 3 1 7 6-1
    Miloslav Mecir 2 1 2 2 7 4-3
    Fernando Gonzalez 1 3 1 2 7 2-5
    Petr Korda 2 1 1 2 6 2-4
    Mikhail Youzhny 1 1 1 2 5 2-3
    Onny Parun 1 1 2 1 5 1-4
    Roy Emerson 1 1 1 1 4 0-4


    a certain number of former #1 didn't do it:
    • nastase (missing AO)
    • borg (missing AO)
    • muster (missing W)
    • moya (missing W)
    • rios (missing W)
    • kuerten (missing AO)
    • roddick (missing RG)

    active players currently at '3QF/4' (one slam missing):
    • soderling (missing AO), currently unranked
    • fish (missing RG)
    • nieminen (missing RG)
    • verdasco (missing RG)
    • robredo (missing W)
    • cilic (missing RG)
    • raonic (missing USO)
    • nishikori (missing W)
     
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    (updated now that the 4th round is over)
     
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    Yummy is right!! :)

    Looks like it would go wonderfully with coffee
     
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    At first I thought "CARAMELIZED POTATOES???", then I remembered that they're called "pomme de terre" in French...

    Should be noted that I only speak kitchen French, like mirepoix, bouquet garni and the widely known mice en place...
     
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    kitchen french... :)

    (by the way, it's a bit familiar but you can also say "patates" for "pommes de terre"... i don't think many potatoes would be offended by the use of this term) ;)
     
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    In the last 10 years, the only top-2 player (in a given time) that could not reach QF in the four GS is Andy Roddick.

    That gives you an idea about how homogenised conditions are today.
     
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  7. vive le beau jeu !

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    i was wondering about haas... but ok, he was #2 just a bit more than 10 years ago. ;)

    active players currently at '3QF/4':
    • roddick (missing RG), retired
    • del potro (missing W), dit it
    • berdych (missing USO), did it
      [*]davydenko (missing W), retired
      [*]soderling (missing AO), stand-by ?
    • hrbaty (missing W), retired
      [*]haas (missing RG), did it
    • fish (missing RG)
    • nieminen (missing RG)
    • clement (missing RG), retired
    • wawrinka (missing W), did it
    • verdasco (missing RG)
    • robredo (missing W)
    • raonic (missing USO)
    Nb: despite still having a ranking, i think muster re-retired so i didn't put him in this list... sorry mustard. ;)
     
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    SF

    same thing with SF...


    players who reached the SF at all the slams (chronological order):
    • Laver
    • Roche
    • Rosewall
    • Okker
    • Connors
    • McEnroe
    • Gerulaitis
    • Lendl
    • Edberg
    • Becker
    • Mecir
    • Agassi
    • Sampras
    • Courier
    • Stich
    • Rafter
    • Federer
    • Nalbandian
    • Safin
    • Djokovic
    • Nadal
    • Murray
    • Berdych
    (i think djokovic is the youngest to have done it)


    players at '3SF/4' (ordered by total number of slam SF played)

    17 SF
    borg (missing AO)

    14 SF
    wilander (missing W)

    12 SF
    vilas (missing W)

    10 SF
    ashe (missing RG)
    newcombe (missing RG)
    roddick (missing RG)

    8 SF
    hewitt (missing RG)
    chang (missing W)

    6 SF
    ferrer (missing W)
    tsonga (missing USO)
    nastase (missing AO)
    kodes (missing AO)
    kafelnikov (missing W)
    ferrero (missing W)
    tanner (missing RG)
    martin (missing RG)
    henman (missing AO)

    5 SF
    kriek (missing W)

    4 SF
    wawrinka (missing W)
    gimeno (missing USO)
    orantes (missing AO)
    grosjean (missing USO)
    krajicek (missing USO)
    pioline (missing AO)

    3 SF
    del potro (missing AO)
    moya (missing W)
    metreveli (missing USO)
    gorman (missing AO)

    (active players in bold)
     
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  9. Rock Strongo

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    And now we add Youzho!
     
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    Borg's omission is staggering but imagine 33 straight QFs :)
     
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    ... and ferrer ! ;)
    (delpo would have made it too if he won their R16 match)
     
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    It's far more to do with the equipment changes. There's clearly a lot of differences between the different surfaces, even today.
     
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  13. Cesc Fabregas

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    Add Ferrer.
     
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    Ferrer got pretty close to four semis there
     
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    Speaking of quarter-finals, Nadal at the quarter-finals of Roland Garros has lost 63 games in 7 quarter-finals.
    Federer at the quarter-finals of Wimbledon has lost 164 games in 11 quarter-finals. :shock:

    So, at the quarter-final stage of Nadal and Federer's respective pet slams, Nadal has been far more dominant.
     
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    Aaaaaand that's it. To the ignore list. For the first time, ever, someone goes there. You should feel proud ;)
     
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    Nadal has been far more dominant at RG in general than Roger at Wimbledon. Roger's even LOST 3 grandslam quarterfinals at wimbledon (Henman, Berdych, Tsonga).

    Btw, could you please give us your first name, otherwise the list we have to refer to (bullz1lla, NSK, 616360 etc) becomes too long
     
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    Federer has also lost in the first round of Wimbledon 3 times. A pattern is emerging. :shock:

    You can refer to me as 6-1 6-3 6-0. I prefer not to reveal my first name due to privacy issues. Why am I on that list, exactly? People seem to think that I am some character called 'NSK' (another abbreviation that looks suspiciously like an insult); I would love to see why. And I haven't a clue who or what 'bullz1lla' means. Could you please stay on-topic? :neutral:
     
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    Haha, because of your response. I'm sure a mod will check it out. Anyway, you are emerging a few days after Nadal_Slam_King (NSK) is banned and you come up with the same nadal statistic nonsense in every not related topic. I think we'll stick with NSK for your next accounts as well.
     
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    updated after wimbledon 2012 (removed ferrer and youzhny from the '3QF/4' list, congratulations to them !... and congratulations to roger too, of course !). :)
     
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    Berdych has a good chance to be added here I think at the USO. He should have the game to do well there.
     
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    bingo: berdych also joined the 4QF/4 club.
     
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    Fed up to 9 QFs at USO.
     
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    Connors has 17 (1973-1985, 1987-1989, 1991)
     
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    Yeah that's insane and Roger will never beat that or Connor's match wins at USO either. What'a amazing is how many QF he made after 30.
     
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    Yes, 8 of those 17 were when Connors was in his 30s.
     
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    So Roger needs 5 more to match that.
     
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    Correction, it was actually 8. Connors turned 30 before the end of the 1982 US Open.
     
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    congratulations to haas... he joined the 4QF/4 club at 35 ! :)
     
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    a new member in the 4QF/4 club... :)
    congratulations to delpo !
    now, in the next round... will he finally get his revenge from last year's R16 against ferrer and join the 3SF/4 club ? or will ferrer join the 4SF/4 club by reaching his 1st SF at wimbledon ? ;)

    also, verdasco now appears on the 3QF/4 (he only misses a QF at RG... surprisingly ?).
     
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  31. vive le beau jeu !

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    just updated the 4/4 SF list.
    a bit painful when i look at marcos' current slump, compared to b.'s success. :-?
     
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    he's indeed in the 4QF/4 list since last year (it was impressive to achieve this so late in his career)... but not in the 4SF/4 one (and not even in the 3SF/4).
     
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    ... and stan makes it to the 4QF/4 club.
    (other active players to have achieved that: federer, nadal, djokovic, murray, hewitt, ferrer, tsonga, berdych, youzhny, delpo and haas)
     
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    vive le beau jeu !, Your list is a bit distorted because you give only numbers of open era. Rosewall (30 QFs although he missed 45 Grand Slam tournaments in his prime because he was a pro prior to open era!), Laver and Emerson deserve a much higher place.
     
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    Record 42nd GS quarterfinal for the Great Swiss Maestro.
     
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  37. vive le beau jeu !

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    i know... the list has to be interpreted while being conscient of these limitations.
    also, my list has not been updated for some time... sorry for that.
     
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    Stan got this at Wimbledon last year.

    Raonic if he wins today goes 3/4. Kei, Grigor and NK sitting on 2 and ready for more.
     
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    I heard on channel 7 that Djokovic made his 23rd consecutive QF in slams after tonight only two men have also achieved greater or the same and they were Federer and ??? Can't remember if anyone reads this they might remember and tell you!!!
     
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    Connors. :)
     
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    ... updated ! ;)
    and for the SF:
     
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    updated ! ;)
     
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    Connors missing 15 majors (10 Australia + 5 RG) !!!!
     
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    Kaiser gets his 3rd at RG this year.
     
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