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Old 01-11-2013, 05:23 PM   #263
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Originally Posted by veroniquem View Post
And they have no business whining about draws either. Look at those stats:

Fed: # of finals without having to play a top 4: 57
- not playing a top 30: 5
- a top 20: 8
- a top 10: 11
- a top 8: 6
- a top 5: 20 (lol)
- a top 4: 7

Djoko: # of finals without having to play a top 4: 19
- a top 30: 5
- a top 20: 3
- a top 10: 4
- a top 8: 2
- a top 5: 4
- a top 4: 1


# of slam finals without having to play a top 4:
Fed: 7
Djoko: 0

# of master finals without having to play a top 4:
Fed: 13
Djoko: 3

# of finals without playing a top 4 per year:
Fed: 2000: 2 out of 2
2001: 3 out of 3
2002: 4 out of 5
2003: 7 out of 9
2004: 5 out of 11
2005: 9 out of 12
2006: 8 out of 16
2007: 5 out of 12
2008: 2 out of 8
2009: 2 out of 7
2010: 3 out of 9
2011: 3 out of 6
2012: 4 out of 10

Djoko:
2006: 3 out of 3
2007: 3 out of 7
2008: 3 out of 7
2009: 4 out of 10
2010: 2 out of 4
2011: 2 out of 11
2012: 2 out of 11

How can they complain about draws after reading those stats
Look how much tougher the competition was in 2011/2012 compared to Fed's prime years (until 2006) when he reached the majority of his finals without having to play a top 4 or a top 5 along the way (opponent in final included).
D'you even know what a draw means? A draw is NOT, I repeat, NOT who you face in the finals but who you're slated to face before then. Facing a certain player in FINALS is all about how the other half plays out ( and btw, many of those so-called non-top 4 guys [ since when did THAT become a standard?] beat the top 4 guys, including your favourite to reach those finals]. It has NOTHING to do with the draw per se.
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