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First year since 2004 a player hasn't made the semis of both Indian Wells and Miami.

I find this quite interesting. Are these events simply too taxing now given how slow the courts have become?

Semi-Finalists of both events:
2005: 1 (Federer)
2006: 1 (Federer)
2007: 2 (Djokovic, Murray)
2008: 1 (Nadal)
2009: 2 (Federer, Murray)
2010: 3 (Nadal, Soderling, Roddick)
2011: 3 (Djokovic, Federer, Nadal)
2012: 2 (Djokovic, Nadal)
2013: 0 (2 Quarter-Finalists of both events: Murray, Berdych)
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Re: First year since 2004 a player hasn't made the semis of both Indian Wells and Mia

I can sleep easily tonight now I know that.
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Re: First year since 2004 a player hasn't made the semis of both Indian Wells and Mia

The courts aren't any slower than they were in 2012/2011.
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Re: First year since 2004 a player hasn't made the semis of both Indian Wells and Mia

If Fedal actually played Miami, or Delpo either didn't step up at IW or didn't go out early at Miami, one of those three might have done it or, in JMDP's case, allowed anotjer top player to do it.

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Re: First year since 2004 a player hasn't made the semis of both Indian Wells and Mia

What can I tell you ? Strong era, no ? Wait a moment ...

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Re: First year since 2004 a player hasn't made the semis of both Indian Wells and Mia

They're back to back so maybe it's been a fitness/motivation thing this year? Always found the positioning of the two events a little weird

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Re: First year since 2004 a player hasn't made the semis of both Indian Wells and Mia

dude, who cares about stuff like this?

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dude, who cares about stuff like this?
This. It might also be the first time that exactly 3 Spanish speaking players made the finals of IW and Miami since like...When? 1989? 1988?


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Too many slow courts.
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This. It might also be the first time that exactly 3 Spanish speaking players made the finals of IW and Miami since like...When? 1989? 1988?
Hey, now, that's a stat I definitely care about! Like actually, thanks.

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If GOAT bothered to participate in Miami this year, he would have roasted Mugray. But being the generous King that he is, he occasionally allows his pigeons to feed on scraps
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Miami has become a joke event. IW has bigger prize money so players care more about it and then skip/semi-tank Miami. And tennis has become so physical that is hard to make semis in both events.

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Hey, now, that's a stat I definitely care about! Like actually, thanks.
Also, those 3 Spanish speaking players are the 3 finalists (out of 4) who wear headbands!

Come on now, that's gotta be the first time ever


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Also, those 3 Spanish speaking players are the 3 finalists (out of 4) who wear headbands!

Come on now, that's gotta be the first time ever
That's just great, man.

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Heh. Interesting stat.

I guess it's just one of those years. Honestly, Djokovic and Murray should have done it, though.
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