Join Date: May 2010
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
"The other" semifinalist apart from the Big 4 in 2011. Who would YOU pick?
Okay, let's talk about the big tournaments, where the so called "Big 4" played.
AO SF: Djokovic - Federer, Murray - Ferrer
IW SF: Djokovic - Federer, Nadal - Del Potro
Miami SF: Nadal - Federer, Djokovic - Fish
No Djokovic in Montecarlo.
Madrid SF: Nadal - Federer, Djokovic - Bellucci
Rome SF: Djokovic - Murray, Nadal - Gasquet
RG SF: Nadal - Murray, Djokovic - Federer.
Wimb SF: Nadal - Murray, Djokovic - Tsonga
Montreal SF: Djokovic - Tsonga, Tipsarevic - Fish
Cincy SF: Djokovic - Berdych, Murray - Fish
USO SF: Djokovic - Federer, Nadal - Murray
No Djokovic and also no Federer in Shanghai.
No Nadal in paris.
WTF SF: Federer - Ferrer, Tsonga - Berdych
So, the so named "Other semifnialists" were:
Ferrer: 4 SF (Including Montecarlo and Shanghai).
Tsonga: 4 SF (Including Paris).
Berdych: 3 SF (Including Paris).
Fish: 3 SF.
Tipsarevic, Del Potro, Isner, Melzer, López, Nishikori, Gasquet, Bellucci: 1 SF
Okay, so we have at least one of the big 4 in each SF, and all the tournaments won by one of them.
So, we can say (again...) that the big 4 are dominating the tour.
ATM Ferrer is the 5th player on the ranking, followed by Tsonga.
The big tournaments showed that both players had great seasons, reaching SF of so many big tournaments, Ferrer showing the world he isn't a claycourter, and Tsonga reaching 2 big finals.
So many people say Delpo was still recovering from his injury, so he couldn't play his best tennis and 2012 would be a different situation.
Soderling was abstent big part of the tour...
So... Who would you pick as the "5th one", that player who reach the semis when one of the Big 4 falls apart in the tournament.
My pick? Obviously Tsonga.
I actually think Bernard Tomic will easily win career-year mixed doubles slam in 2020.
Jealous? Yeah, you are, you dirty hater.