The good news is either Rafa or Novak will probably make the final

terribleIVAN

Hall of Fame
Did the RG organizers rig the draw to prevent either Rafa and Novak to bank another slam, by eliminating one of them in the semis and ensuring then they face a nextgen in the final ?

Had they been in opposites halves, they could have met once again in the final and the slam race would be ON.

I find it a bit shocking Rafa won't have to face either Thiem, Tsistsipas or Zverev before the final.
 
They wanted to make sure they got their Nadovic match is all. And if Ol’ Rog can pull a miracle to make the QF they’ll get their Fedovic match too.
 

MadariKatu

Professional
I mean, this has been the case ever since AO 2018.
USO 2020 doesn't count? ;)

In fairness, this has been the case since AO 2010 except in 5 editions: W 2012, USO 2014, W 2016, W 2017, USO 2020.

Overall, after AO 2010 (42 slams):
Djokovic played 26 finals (17 wins)
Nadal played 20 finals (14 wins)

While checking the data for this, I noticed how consistent Djokovic was from 2011 to 2016. He played 4 semis, twice didn't make it there, and everything else were finals; with 11 slam trophies total. I'm not a fan, but credit where due.

Edit: I forgot to add AO 2018 to the list of exceptions; that makes it a total of 6 since AO 2010.
 
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Kralingen

Hall of Fame
USO 2020 doesn't count? ;)

In fairness, this has been the case since AO 2010 except in 5 editions: W 2012, USO 2014, W 2016, W 2017, USO 2020.

Overall, after AO 2010 (42 slams):
Djokovic played 26 finals (17 wins)
Nadal played 20 finals (14 wins)

While checking the data for this, I noticed how consistent Djokovic was from 2011 to 2016. He played 4 semis, twice didn't make it there, and everything else were finals; with 11 slam trophies total. I'm not a fan, but credit where due.
That level of dominance over a *decade* is truly unbelievable
 
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