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First time since when did none of the top 3 advance to the semis of the YEC?

Imperfect Angel
11-26-2011, 10:50 AM
Anyone has such stats?:wavey: Or is this a first?:eek: :tape:

scarecrows
11-26-2011, 11:03 AM
couldnt find anything like that in the past 30 years or so

niksonion
11-26-2011, 11:03 AM
Very "not" true...in 2009 Federer lost in semifinal to Nikolay...so , the real answer is never...

decrepitude
11-26-2011, 11:07 AM
Very "not" true...in 2009 Federer lost in semifinal to Nikolay...so , the real answer is never...

:confused:

The question is surely when none of the top 3 got as far as the semis?

samanosuke
11-26-2011, 11:14 AM
Very "not" true...in 2009 Federer lost in semifinal to Nikolay...so , the real answer is never...

;)

Jaz
11-26-2011, 11:17 AM
Who needs YEC top 3, when you have AT 1

superganon
11-26-2011, 11:50 AM
2009 we saw soderling del potro davydenko and federer. federer was only top 3 then.

so 2009 is your awnser

HNCS
11-26-2011, 11:53 AM
i think surely the question is, when did none of the top 3 advance to the semis of the YEC?

coonster14
11-26-2011, 12:10 PM
Hopefully StatRacket notices this thread, and enlightens us once again with his impressive tennis statistical knowledge. :worship:

I can't think of anytime within the last 10 years where none of the top 3 ranked players have ALL failed to progress to the SF of the year-end championships.

n8
11-26-2011, 01:00 PM
I believe it was 1976. The semi-finals (rankings in parentheses) were Solomon (8) v Orantes (4) and Vilas (6) v Fibak (14). But none of the top 3 competed that year. Those are year-end rankings in parenthesis, but none were top 3 at the time of the event.

It seems kind of relevant to say here that Federer will be top 3 again if he beats Ferrer.

manadrainer
11-26-2011, 01:35 PM
I hope before the semifinals round is complete we'll have a player back to top 3... :)

SetSampras
11-26-2011, 04:04 PM
As if we need more proof what kind of mug tournament this is to the top guys anymore

MuzzahLovah
11-26-2011, 04:29 PM
Yep. Joke tournament. Only low ranked players advanced, scavenging off the leavings of the top 3 seeds.

sexybeast
11-26-2011, 04:37 PM
YEC 97-98 and 01-02 were probably worse than this one, 98 beeing the worst one I have ever seen.

SetSampras
11-26-2011, 04:43 PM
Well at least those guys back then had enough motivation (despite being inferior to the top 3) to at least make a DAMN semifinals here. Thats flat out pathetic.. Not one guy in the top 3 even makes the semis.

Murray was injured I give him the benefit of the doubt.. The other two have NO excuse IMO. Nadal's had plenty of rest before this tournament.. Nole may not be 100 percent with the shoulder but looked more then good enough to play here

atennisfan
11-26-2011, 04:59 PM
I don't understand tards' argument like Muzzahlovah who keep saying this is a joke of tournament?

WTF/YEC is the only tournament where only the top 8 plays, and in RR format to boot!

So the top players play each other from the get go. It is fantastic! It shows how the top players actually fare against each other.

It is very gladiator-like, and thus only the TRUE WARRIOR prevail at the end.

spencercarlos
11-26-2011, 05:09 PM
Well at least those guys back then had enough motivation (despite being inferior to the top 3) to at least make a DAMN semifinals here. Thats flat out pathetic.. Not one guy in the top 3 even makes the semis.

Murray was injured I give him the benefit of the doubt.. The other two have NO excuse IMO. Nadal's had plenty of rest before this tournament.. Nole may not be 100 percent with the shoulder but looked more then good enough to play here
Nothing will top the clownish 1997 YEC version, pathetic matches all over the place and a pathetic final. So now shut up. All 4 semifinalist played very well the fall season.

All Murray, Djokovic and Nadal were all clearly injured... they tried though...at least Nadal and Djokovic.

alter ego
11-26-2011, 05:37 PM
TardSampras trolling yet another thread. If all 4 top players reach the SFs it's a weak era because there is no depth. If the top 3 don't reach the SFs it's a weak era because the top players can't beat lower rank players. Amazing logic.

Sunset of Age
11-26-2011, 05:40 PM
TardSampras trolling yet another thread. If all 4 top players reach the SFs it's a weak era because there is no depth. If the top 3 don't reach the SFs it's a weak era because the top players can't beat lower rank players. Amazing logic.

:lol: - yeah.
BTW, I've just noticed that the premise of this thread is totally wrong. One of the top-3 players did not only reach the semis, he reached the final as well. :p

HKz
11-26-2011, 05:45 PM
As if we need more proof what kind of mug tournament this is to the top guys anymore

Mug? This is the exact reason for the World Tour Finals, that the top 8 play, with the belief that it is anyone's to take. People are so fucking hypocritical. The top players go through and win, it is boring ass tournament. The top players falter and the lower ranked players win, it is suddenly a mug tournament.

nobama
11-26-2011, 06:27 PM
TardSampras trolling yet another thread. If all 4 top players reach the SFs it's a weak era because there is no depth. If the top 3 don't reach the SFs it's a weak era because the top players can't beat lower rank players. Amazing logic.It's basically heads I win tails you lose with this crowd. :rolleyes:

DrJules
11-26-2011, 06:32 PM
:lol: - yeah.
BTW, I've just noticed that the premise of this thread is totally wrong. One of the top-3 players did not only reach the semis, he reached the final as well. :p

The event entry top 3; Djokovic, Nadal and Murray have all lost.

Sunset of Age
11-26-2011, 06:35 PM
The event entry top 3; Djokovic, Nadal and Murray have all lost.

I know. I was just doing a bit of contra-trolling against Broken Record (aka SetSampras), as Fed picked up the #3 ranking just today. :p ;)

Mountaindewslave
11-26-2011, 09:54 PM
Well at least those guys back then had enough motivation (despite being inferior to the top 3) to at least make a DAMN semifinals here. Thats flat out pathetic.. Not one guy in the top 3 even makes the semis.

Murray was injured I give him the benefit of the doubt.. The other two have NO excuse IMO. Nadal's had plenty of rest before this tournament.. Nole may not be 100 percent with the shoulder but looked more then good enough to play here

what do you mean, had no excuse?? sometimes players are out of form or sometimes they care at certain moments more than others. they aren't always going to be at 100% just because you want them to

Raiden
11-26-2011, 10:23 PM
Premature ejaculation thread

Newsflash Mugraytards: your man is no longer top three. He has already been deposed.

And lest we forget the two best net players are in the final (about time two net lovers appeared in a tennis final. When was the last time such a thing happened? When was the last, pure baseliner-free Major/Masters/WTF final?

So this tournament will all be about the game: no slugfest, no MTOs, no cheating, no whining, no dirty tricks, no eggs, no delaying, no slow serving, no jiving, no BS... Just tennis

merryploughbhoy
11-26-2011, 10:27 PM
the thread title is not true - federer is in the final and is now the number 3 so farts to the OP

merryploughbhoy
11-26-2011, 10:34 PM
Yep. Joke tournament. Only low ranked players advanced, scavenging off the leavings of the top 3 seeds.

your right, totaly agree

decrepitude
11-26-2011, 10:36 PM
the thread title is not true - federer is in the final and is now the number 3 so farts to the OP

Nonsense - Fed will not be #3 officially until Monday, so the OP is correct.