Basically, there are only 7 players who even count at this point...especially at the slams. The Big Four Berdych Tsonga Del Potro The latter 3 are the only guys with a chance to pull off an upset vs. any of the big 4 at a slam (well, there are slight exceptions, such as Murray playing on clay...and that ridiculous Rosol fluke this year). And really, the only player those 3 guys have a chance of pulling off an upset against is Federer. Everyone besides those 7 may as well not even bother to show up if their hope is to win the thing. Ferrer has no prayer of ever winning a Grand Slam. Nor does anyone outside the Top 8. They don't even freak'n count on tour right now. I'm convinced that the next slam winner besides the Top 4 isn't even in the Top 100 yet. Tomic won't win slams. Raonic won't win slams. I don't think Del Potro is going to win another slam, either. Berdych will never win a slam. Tsonga will never win a slam. When you look at it that way, the ATP tour is in pretty sad shape. I guess I'm being slightly hypocritical as someone who enjoyed tennis in the days when Federer dominated and only Nadal was able to stop him from winning everything, but still. In those days there still seemed the remote possibility of the upset...of a Safin scenario emerging or something. And there were different possibilities for guys reaching the semis and finals and things of that nature for a while. There's not even that anymore. Every Grand Slam final will be contested by a member of the big 4 for at least the next 3 years or so. I'm sure of it.