And ignorant MTFers claim that this is a weak era.
That's exactly the point, genius. If it weren't a weak era, other players would have made the semis, especially clay specialists.
Yeah. It's rare for me to agree with GM, and I'm not a fan of the weak era argument, but yours was a foolish comment zcess81. The top 4 making the semis backs the weak era viewpoint.
Unless you meant that the fact this happens so seldom disproves the weak era claim. In which case I agree whole-heartedly and am in the unusual situation of agreeing with you.