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Round Robin-Semifinalists with one win?

11-21-2011, 11:25 PM
Has there actually ever been a semifinalist with only one victory?

Of course it's happened many times that three players have two victories, but I can't remember a Masters/WTF where three players had one win and advanced to the semis. In doubles that has happened a couple of times, but apparently never in singles?

How is that even mathematically possible?

Voo de Mar
11-21-2011, 11:46 PM
In singles - no-one got the final, but in doubles Connell and Galbraith won the title in 1995 despite losing two round robin matches (one of them in straight sets!).

11-21-2011, 11:46 PM
Sure it's possible, the first guy (D) wins all 3 and then the rest win against each other: A wins B, B wins C, C wins A with D winning all.

11-21-2011, 11:49 PM
Its not ATP finals but its recent: Istanbul WTA finals last month when 3 players finished at 1-2 record (Zvonareva advanced) behind Kvitova (3-0).

11-21-2011, 11:51 PM
Fat Dave, Shanghai 2006 :cool:

11-22-2011, 12:09 AM
Fat Dave, Shanghai 2006 :cool:

Oh yeah, I forgot that one.