How is it that so many top ranked high quality players managed to be sick or injured when both of these two TMS events were on?
Federer didn't play either one did he that year? What of the other players I mentioned that usually pose problems for Nadal like Blake, Berdych and Youhzny and even Roddick... where were they?
Because Toronto the first TMS back, alot of the players either missed it as they were playing the US open series of tournaments and needed a rest so they could play cincinatti as toronto and cincinatti are back to back, and some players were injured or wanted more rest after wimbledon. The end of 2005 was pretty bad for withdrawals and most players didn't bother turning up for the last two TMS hence weak fields and nadal and berdych winning the tourneys.