Originally Posted by JCF
This tournament has just been a complete joke for mens tennis, i hope the final can provide some entertainment because watching those semi finals were about as good and competitive as a brick wall. I feel sorry for the Shanghai promoters, they wanted a masters event, and they got players like Puerta, Davydenko and worst of Gaudio playing. I know these guys didn't qualify outright, but these are supposed to be some of the top players in the world.
I don't think this so called depth of mens tennis actually exists.
Davydenko won his matches in his group. It's just that he lost his semis. For the next years, ATP will change the calendar of the year. Tennis players are human person and not machines. It will be interesting to see if there are any changes in the future.