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Messarger 11-26-2010 12:57 PM

It is no coincidence that the top 4 players are in the semis
 
wanted to put this in the General Pro Player Discussion but it may be spoilers to some fellow posters on here.

Anyway, title says it all really. Would it be the same next year?

viduka0101 11-26-2010 12:59 PM

Soderling is in the semis?

TomorrowNeverComes 11-26-2010 01:01 PM

Big 4 is alive.

Who care that in fact it is big one and a half = Federer and Nadal and 2 other...

Messarger 11-26-2010 01:07 PM

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Originally Posted by viduka0101 (Post 5214935)
Soderling is in the semis?

I meant the "conventional" big four rather. It's like in the BPL, when you mention Big 4 everyone knows you're refering to Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool in the same way that the big 4 in tennis currently are Federer, Nadal, Djoker and Murray. Even if Tottenham occupied fourth spot for awhile....

norbac 11-26-2010 01:12 PM

Murray goes back to number four again on Monday I believe.

Telepatic 11-26-2010 02:06 PM

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Originally Posted by norbac (Post 5214973)
Murray goes back to number four again on Monday I believe.

Yeah, he is already #4 so we have SF consisting of top 4 players, so this is the real slam and whoever wins it is GOAT and true #1. :lol:

Winner_DownTheLine 11-26-2010 02:10 PM

unlike the WTA

shadows 11-26-2010 02:12 PM

It's been a monumentally dull season, doesn't surprise me that the lack of decent competition has manifested itself in this way.

Legend of Borg 11-26-2010 02:31 PM

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Originally Posted by shadows (Post 5215150)
It's been a monumentally dull season, doesn't surprise me that the lack of decent competition has manifested itself in this way.

Surely we're going to see a 5 set GS final next year?

Do want.

shadows 11-26-2010 02:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Legend of Borg (Post 5215211)
Surely we're going to see a 5 set GS final next year?

Do want.

Even just a few more memorable matches would be nice ><

bolo 11-26-2010 02:44 PM

I am almost ready to take murray out of the BIG 4. At least djokovic took a set off nadal in the US open final. :)

powerangle 11-26-2010 04:55 PM

Look at their round-robin records. Love the symmetry!

Rank and record:

#7 and #8: 0-3 RR
#5 and #6: 1-2 RR
#3 and #4: 2-1 RR
#1 and #2: 3-0 RR

raccoon1414 11-26-2010 05:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by powerangle (Post 5215530)
Look at their round-robin records. Love the symmetry!

Rank and record:

#7 and #8: 0-3 RR
#5 and #6: 1-2 RR
#3 and #4: 2-1 RR
#1 and #2: 3-0 RR

that is just so coincidental!!! :)

atptennis 01-23-2013 04:05 AM

Right time to BUMP this thread.

Even Ferrer managed to respect his seed and reached SF.
Just wondering how long such domination would continue? Its getting old on me. Don't get me wrong; I love to see these top players in the last four, but some fresh air would be welcome.

Nickzor 01-23-2013 04:12 AM

Amazing moment in tennis history!

Top 4 ranked players are through to the semis!


(it's possible I'm being silly about this comment)

rdis10093 01-23-2013 04:17 AM

heck of a bump

Relinquis 01-23-2013 09:26 AM

Who was a threat to break through?

- Almagro blew it mentally, it was his to lose (although against Ferrer and not Nadal).
- Stanislas was unfortunate against Djokovic (it really could have gone either way).
- Tsonga came very close against Federer, but was outplayed during the tie breaks and a few key points (also very close match).
- No one has come close threatening Murray this tournament.
- I missed the Berdych vs. Djokovic match, but from the scoreline and commentary it seems it was business as usual.

So the top 4 were threatened in only three matches this tournament ahead of the semi-finals and two of the three matches were in the quarterfinal stage. That's a poor showing from the round of 16 guys imo.

Mainad 01-23-2013 10:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nickzor (Post 7152877)
Amazing moment in tennis history!

Top 4 ranked players are through to the semis!

(it's possible I'm being silly about this comment)


Last time the top 4 seeds all made the semis at a Slam was exactly one year ago at 2012 AO (Nadal v Federer, Djokovic v Murray).

Nickzor 01-23-2013 02:27 PM

Yes I know this, I was actually just kidding in my previous post, it almost feels like it happens once a year, I remember when it happened at Aus Open 2005, that was coool, but it seems to happen so much with the big four in the last 3-4 years

veroniquem 01-23-2013 02:29 PM

The people who predicted huge surprises at the AO this year (and there were a few) couldn't have been more wrong. Same old, same old.


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