Top 8 in Quarters -
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-26-2009, 02:20 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,796
Top 8 in Quarters

I know I'm jinxing it if it hasn't happened, and maybe it has happened recently, but I don't remember, but have all of the top eight seeds ever made it through to the quarters of a slam before?
Pigpen Stinks is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-26-2009, 02:23 AM
habibko's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2007
Age: 31
Posts: 20,060
Re: Top 8 in Quarters

wait till Voo comes

Originally Posted by Roger Federer View Post
“The goal, when I took my break of six months, was doing this for the next couple years, not just for one tournament, I understand people who say, ‘Oh, this would be a perfect moment to go.’ But I feel like I’ve put in so much work, and I love it so much, and I still have so much in the tank.”
habibko is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-26-2009, 02:25 AM
Registered User
finishingmove's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Age: 29
Posts: 23,607
Re: Top 8 in Quarters

wow it's about to happen

Nole CYGS 2017

Nole CYGS 2018
Copy this signature to join the bandwagon before it's too late.
finishingmove is offline  
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-26-2009, 03:44 AM
Registered User
orangehat's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 11,830
Re: Top 8 in Quarters

Wasn't there already another thread about this? Anyway I hope it wouldn't happen. Down Murray Nando! :evil grin:

Tennis Tipping

Singles: (154/10) Finals: 1-5 ATP, 3-1 Challengers
W: Rotterdam '12

Doubles: (118/5) Finals: 3-4 ATP, 8-7 Challengers
W: US Open '12 (w/Allez-Alejo), Bercy '11 (w/ZackBusner), Winston-Salem '12 (w/Betty)
orangehat is online now  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-26-2009, 03:46 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Jul 2008
Age: 31
Posts: 3,766
Re: Top 8 in Quarters

Originally Posted by orangehat View Post
Wasn't there already another thread about this? Anyway I hope it wouldn't happen. Down Murray Nando! :evil grin:
Yeah, there's another thread. I looked at the records back to 79, and found:

Hmm, the nature of this question interested me, so I took a look back through the history books. Since 1978, I didn't find any instance of this happening, even once.

The closest:
7 - French Open 1984
(#1 McEnroe, #2 Lendl, #3 Connors, #4 Wilander, #5 Arias, #6 Noah, #7 Gomez)
(also #9 Sundstrom)
(missing #8 Clerc)

7 - French Open 1983
(#1 Connors, #2 McEnroe, #3 Lendl, #4 Vilas, #5 Wilander, #6 Noah, #8 Higueras)
(also Roger-Vasselin)(missing #7 Clerc)

Both times it was J-L Clerc who created the miss, losing in the 2nd round

In the Australian, the closest i found:
6 - Australian Open 1983
(#1 Lendl, #2 McEnroe, #3 Wilander, #4 Teltscher, #5 Kriek, #7 Smid)
(also #15 Mayotte, Masur)
(missing #6 Gerulaitis, #8 Jarryd)

6 - Australian Open 1996
(#2 Agassi, #4 Becker, #5 Chang, #6 Kafelnikov, #7 Enqvist, #8 Courier)
(also Woodforde, Tillstrom)
(missing #1 Sampras, #3 Muster)

I could see equalling this AO record this year, but I would imagine one of either Tsonga and Simon will go down.
So if any 2 of the remaining three seeds win, there will be a new AO record, and there certainly looks like a good chance at 8-for-8.
Blarghman is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-26-2009, 03:47 AM
RagingLamb's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Age: 36
Posts: 5,571
Re: Top 8 in Quarters

This thread already exists:

Will all top 8 seeds make the quarterfinals?
RagingLamb is offline  
Closed Thread

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome