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Montreal 2009: All top8 seeds made QF

when was the last time it happened, anyone?
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A bit of history? First time top 8 players in the world make QFs at same tourney

According to the tennistv.com commentators before, it's never been done that the top 8 ranked players in the world all make it to the QFs of the same event.

Until now

1 Federer
2 Nadal
3 Murray
4 Djokovic
5 Roddick
6 Del Potro
7 Tsonga
8 Davydenko

all progressed today.

Somehow I'm quite surprised this has never happened before until now.
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Re: Montreal 2009: All top8 seeds made QF

i don't know
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Re: A bit of history? First time top 8 players in the world make QFs at same tourney

That is slightly misleading, it has happened before that the top 8 seeds have made it through. But it's not often the top 8 are all at the same event apart from Slams.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: A bit of history? First time top 8 players in the world make QFs at same tourney

I don't buy that this is the first time ever. I'll wait for Voo's confirmation.

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Re: A bit of history? First time top 8 players in the world make QFs at same tourney

must've happened ffs.

anyway, the 8 wankers got first round byes so it doesn't count
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Re: A bit of history? First time top 8 players in the world make QFs at same tourney

6 good solid performers + two muggy ones.
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Re: Montreal 2009: All top8 seeds made QF

according to Adler, never.

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That is slightly misleading, it has happened before that the top 8 seeds have made it through. But it's not often the top 8 are all at the same event apart from Slams.
well quite - they did say the event was the top 8 ranked players in the world, not just the top 8 seeds, which has happened before occasionally
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Re: A bit of history? First time top 8 players in the world make QFs at same tourney

Wow. That's pretty shocking.

Never?
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Re: A bit of history? First time top 8 players in the world make QFs at same tourney

It's not much an achievement when they are Byes involved.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: A bit of history? First time top 8 players in the world make QFs at same tourney

I'm with Henry on this- ever since De Villiers killed these TMSs by taking the first round away from the seeded players it's too easy to do this.

These masters series used to be such a challenge, having to win six tough matches in a week, now it's just shit.

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It's not much an achievement when they are Byes involved.
it would be more impressive if they'd all had to win 3 matches, agreed.
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Re: A bit of history? First time top 8 players in the world make QFs at same tourney

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Re: A bit of history? First time top 8 players in the world make QFs at same tourney

Apparently it has happened for the first time but was very close this year twice:
- at the Aussie Open would have been Top 8 players in the quarters but Verdasco beat Murray
- in Miami the same situation, this time Tsonga upset Simon



I think it tells there is huge gap this year between Top 10 players and the rest of the mugs...

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