You are so right. This semi final being in fact a final and played like
one happens on a regular basis.
I think it has to do with the DRAW being fixed in the big events. I know everything is supposed to be fair and square but I really doubt that.
It's true though.. The semi finals/quarter finals are usually more fun to watch than the finals. Well, at least that's how it's been for the last few years. I really hope today is the exception
BTW, you are allowed to call the tournaments draws fixed or whatever. Truth be told, they have rules they have to follow. If anyone is to blame here it's obviously the ATP who needs to change the rules, don't you agree?