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"Grand Slam Cup 2007"

I was just sitting in my comfy chair, doing nothing at all and then some memories caught me. Remember what a Grand Slam cup was? 8 guys who've done best in slams among all competing in the tour were having an extra tournament, as far as I remember with no ranking points to win, but a lot of money. Their pattern was similar to YECs. We even got some journeymen winners like David Wheaton (wondering who remembers the guy now). For this year the berths would be taken by:

1. Federer (3700)
2. Nadal (2100)
3. Djokovic (1750)
4. Davydenko (1300)
5. Roddick (955)
6. Gasquet (920) - funny to see him there, no? Roddick's collapse secured his berth
7. Haas (850) - with no points from Paris, good job Tommy
8. Gonzalez (785) - lucky one, because after AO he sucked big time
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9. Ferrer (710) - should've defeated Fish @ AO and/or Verdasco @ FO, GL next time
10. Robredo (685) - started well, but no big impact on fast court tournaments

This thread was made also to remind the importance of big events, some people are funny, because see the masters in guys who win 1 or 2 MM tournaments per year but when it comes to best-of-5 matches and a stronger draw they pale in comparison to the top players. Look how this list is similar to Top 10

We may also speculate who would've won such events and how funny it would all look, considering that some of those players suck now

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Re: "Grand Slam Cup 2007"

masters cup?

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Re: "Grand Slam Cup 2007"

Just to be fair to the fans of MM winners, it might be illustrative to make the "YTD best optionals score" list, to see how it compares to top 20.
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Re: "Grand Slam Cup 2007"

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Just to be fair to the fans of MM winners, it might be illustrative to make the "YTD best optionals score" list, to see how it compares to top 20.
The race for the "Mickey Mouse Cup" is very close!

Code:
1.NADAL		755
2.RODDICK	750
3.LJUBICIC	740
4.YOUZHNY	730
5.MONACO	710
6.BLAKE		690
7.KARLOVIC	650
8.MOYA		620
9.BAGHDATIS	605
10.FERRER	585
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Re: "Grand Slam Cup 2007"

And the difference between the placement on the above list and the placement on the ATP list should be the measurement of the "upsetting capability" of a particular player.

Nadal: 2 - 1 = 1
Roddick: 5 - 2 = 3
Ljubicic: 12 - 3 = 9
Youzhny: 17 - 4 = 13
Monaco: 20 - 5 = 15
Blake: 6 - 6 = 0
Karlovic: 30 - 7 = 23
Moya: 15 - 8 = 7
Baghdatis: 18 - 9 = 9
Ferrer: 8 - 10 = -2

So, Karlovic, Youzhny and Monaco should be considered, at the moment, as the most dangerous "crouching tigers, hidden dragons" on Grand Slams. And it's interesting to note that Ferrer advanced from an "upsetter" to an "upsetee".

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MM Cup would be entertaining to watch, especially something like Monaco v Karlovic on rebound ace or Ljubicic v Baghdatis on fast hard
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