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Top 8 in Quarters

Pigpen Stinks
01-26-2009, 03:20 AM
I know I'm jinxing it if it hasn't happened, and maybe it has happened recently, but I don't remember, but have all of the top eight seeds ever made it through to the quarters of a slam before?

habibko
01-26-2009, 03:23 AM
wait till Voo comes ;)

finishingmove
01-26-2009, 03:25 AM
wow it's about to happen :D

orangehat
01-26-2009, 04:44 AM
Wasn't there already another thread about this? Anyway I hope it wouldn't happen. Down Murray Nando! :evil grin:

Blarghman
01-26-2009, 04:46 AM
Wasn't there already another thread about this? Anyway I hope it wouldn't happen. Down Murray Nando! :evil grin:

Yeah, there's another thread. I looked at the records back to 79, and found:

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

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.

So if any 2 of the remaining three seeds win, there will be a new AO record, and there certainly looks like a good chance at 8-for-8.

RagingLamb
01-26-2009, 04:47 AM
This thread already exists:

Will all top 8 seeds make the quarterfinals? (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=136991)