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Will all top 8 seeds make the quarterfinals?

overture2
01-25-2009, 08:03 AM
Seems likely.

orangehat
01-25-2009, 08:06 AM
Murray to be upset by Verdasco is the only one i can see with a decent chance of happening.

Diprosalic
01-25-2009, 08:21 AM
whenn was the last time this happened?

DartMarcus
01-25-2009, 08:40 AM
Djokovic, Tsonga and Simon are in danger.

Kore
01-25-2009, 09:02 AM
yeah its very likely. id say murray is in danger from Verdasco, who seems right on form at the moment

Blarghman
01-25-2009, 09:09 AM
whenn was the last time this happened?

Hmm, the nature of this question interested me, so I took a look back through the history books. Since 1978, I didn't find any instance of this happening, even once.

The closest:
7 - French Open 1984
(#1 McEnroe, #2 Lendl, #3 Connors, #4 Wilander, #5 Arias, #6 Noah, #7 Gomez)
(also #9 Sundstrom)
(missing #8 Clerc)

7 - French Open 1983
(#1 Connors, #2 McEnroe, #3 Lendl, #4 Vilas, #5 Wilander, #6 Noah, #8 Higueras)
(also Roger-Vasselin)(missing #7 Clerc)

Both times it was J-L Clerc who created the miss, losing in the 2nd round :o

In the Australian, the closest i found:
6 - Australian Open 1983
(#1 Lendl, #2 McEnroe, #3 Wilander, #4 Teltscher, #5 Kriek, #7 Smid)
(also #15 Mayotte, Masur)
(missing #6 Gerulaitis, #8 Jarryd)

6 - Australian Open 1996
(#2 Agassi, #4 Becker, #5 Chang, #6 Kafelnikov, #7 Enqvist, #8 Courier)
(also Woodforde, Tillstrom)
(missing #1 Sampras, #3 Muster)

I could see equalling this AO record this year, but I would imagine one of either Tsonga and Simon will go down.

born_on_clay
01-25-2009, 09:13 AM
It's highly possible :)

Ouragan
01-25-2009, 02:16 PM
Monfils could all too well overcome Simon, who loses readily to other Frenchies.

Lullaby
01-25-2009, 02:19 PM
muzza better not be the one to mess this up - i want muzza-tsonga rematch

superslam77
01-25-2009, 04:59 PM
yes sir.. the only unclear is monfils-simon

ChinoRios4Ever
01-25-2009, 05:16 PM
Monfils-Simon is the key

Venle
01-25-2009, 06:10 PM
Please no

habibko
01-26-2009, 04:55 AM
only three to go!

Voo de Mar
01-26-2009, 08:20 AM
:p

Still ain't Top 8 seeded players in a GS 1/4 but Verdasco in his current form is among the 8 best players in the world.

Garson007
01-26-2009, 12:12 PM
Open era record equalled and AO surpassed. :worship: