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Masters Boxed Set

Caesar1844
06-15-2012, 12:55 AM
I was having this discussion with a mate the other day. What's the closest anyone has got (doubles or singles) to a Masters Boxed Set? By that, I mean winning every Masters Series event at least once, plus the Tour Finals.

For the purposes of this discussion, you can have won a predecessor tournament and it counts. i.e. Federer and Nadal have never won Shanghai, but they both won the Madrid Hardcourts before it moved so that counts as 'ticking the box' for that event.

I have trouble keeping track, but I get the feeling that Nadal might be closest amongst singles players (past or present). I have no idea if there is a doubles player that is closer.

BroTree123
06-15-2012, 12:57 AM
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Mark Lenders
06-15-2012, 12:58 AM
Agassi.

7/9 Masters + Masters Cup.

André has the most rounded resumé in the history of the game.

Looner
06-15-2012, 01:06 AM
How does Agassi have 7/9 again? Has he won one of Rome/MC/Hamburg? Fed's only missing Rome and MC so he has 7/9 + WTF. He's the closest.

hipolymer
06-15-2012, 01:10 AM
Djokovic is closer than Nadal as Nadal has never won YEC.

Mark Lenders
06-15-2012, 01:12 AM
How does Agassi have 7/9 again? Has he won one of Rome/MC/Hamburg? Fed's only missing Rome and MC so he has 7/9 + WTF. He's the closest.

He won Rome in 2002. Only missed Monte Carlo and Hamburg.

Basically the only big titles he missed. He has all 4 Slams + Masters Cup + Davis Cup + Olympics + 7/9 Masters. Amazingly well-rounded resumé especially considering he wasted so many years of his career.

Looner
06-15-2012, 01:12 AM
Hm, good point about Djoker. What is he missing anyway? I think Cincy, Shanghai and MC (Madrid in the past) might the holes in the resume which would put him next to Nadal and below Federer. Fed's still on top :p.


He won Rome in 2002. Only missed Monte Carlo and Hamburg.

Basically the only big titles he missed. He has all 4 Slams + Masters Cup + Davis Cup + Olympics + 7/9 Masters. Amazingly well-rounded resumé especially considering he wasted so many years of his career.

So in terms of Masters he's on par with Federer who's also missing the two clay masters.

BauerAlmeida
06-15-2012, 01:18 AM
I think Djokovic will do it. He only has Montecarlo, Cincinatti and Shangai left and he reached the final in MC and Cinci (3 times there), so he can win them. Nadal has a big chance too.



How does Agassi have 7/9 again? Has he won one of Rome/MC/Hamburg? Fed's only missing Rome and MC so he has 7/9 + WTF. He's the closest.


He won Rome in 2002




André has the most rounded resumé in the history of the game.

This.

Looner
06-15-2012, 01:19 AM
The point of the thread is who's come closest to a complete set of Masters titles + WTF. Am I the only one who read the OP? Come on, people, admit Fedster's still tops even here :p.

Mark Lenders
06-15-2012, 01:20 AM
So in terms of Masters he's on par with Federer who's also missing the two clay masters.

Yeah, forgot about Federer winning Paris last year :p

Don't think Federer will complete the set though. Djokovic has a slight chance imo; he has reached 3 finals at Cincinnati and one at Monte Carlo, and Shangai too. Has a fair chance in each of the three he hasn't won yet.

Federer will probably stop including Monte Carlo in his schedule and he has never been very successful in Rome.

n8
06-15-2012, 01:24 AM
I was having this discussion with a mate the other day. What's the closest anyone has got (doubles or singles) to a Masters Boxed Set? By that, I mean winning every Masters Series event at least once, plus the Tour Finals.

For the purposes of this discussion, you can have won a predecessor tournament and it counts. i.e. Federer and Nadal have never won Shanghai, but they both won the Madrid Hardcourts before it moved so that counts as 'ticking the box' for that event.

I have trouble keeping track, but I get the feeling that Nadal might be closest amongst singles players (past or present). I have no idea if there is a doubles player that is closer.

Daniel Nestor. All Masters Series, World Tour Finals (and all Grand Slams plus Olympic gold).

Caesar1844
06-15-2012, 01:26 AM
Wow, I was way off. Didn't realise Agassi and Federer had gone so close.

Daniel Nestor. All Masters Series, World Tour Finals (and all Grand Slams plus Olympic gold).
That is extremely impressive.

For doubles I just checked the Bryan brothers and by my reckoning they have 8/9, only missing Indian Wells. That's interesting, I didn't realise they had such a good spread at Masters level.

Looner
06-15-2012, 01:27 AM
Hm, interesting that Nestor has all the Masters. How is his slam count? Is he close there as well?

uxyzapenje
06-15-2012, 01:45 AM
Hm, interesting that Nestor has all the Masters. How is his slam count? Is he close there as well?

He won it all, 4 RG, 2 W, 1 AO and 1 USO, has all the masters and Olympic gold. Plus 2 AO in mix and 4 WTFs

:worship::worship::worship:

Looner
06-15-2012, 01:45 AM
So Nestor is the man with the racket in the hand!

uxyzapenje
06-15-2012, 01:49 AM
So Nestor is the man with the racket in the hand!

I hope he can win some more GS in mix, he has 2 AO titles, finals in RG and USO and 2 SFs at Wim. The man is a legend :worship:

Caesar1844
06-15-2012, 02:02 AM
Nestor is a legend. 39 and just won his fourth French Open (third in a row).

Would love to see him win some more mixed Slams.

Moose Limb
06-15-2012, 02:29 AM
Leander Paes came close iirc.

rocketassist
06-15-2012, 04:33 AM
How many players have completed the North American 'Slam' of USO plus IW/Mia/Canada/Cincy? Is it just Agassi and Federer?

n8
06-15-2012, 05:43 AM
How many players have completed the North American 'Slam' of USO plus IW/Mia/Canada/Cincy? Is it just Agassi and Federer?

It is just Agassi and Federer.

Chang won all four Masters 1000s (Canada '90; Indian Wells '92, '96, '97; Miami '92; Cincinnati '93, '94) but obviously didn't win the US Open.

n8
06-15-2012, 05:51 AM
Wow, I was way off. Didn't realise Agassi and Federer had gone so close.


That is extremely impressive.

For doubles I just checked the Bryan brothers and by my reckoning they have 8/9, only missing Indian Wells. That's interesting, I didn't realise they had such a good spread at Masters level.

I know it's not asked in the OP, but the Bryans are also missing an Olympic gold. It's funny that they haven't won IW as it is in the state in which they were born.

Just confirming that Nestor is the only player to have won all Grand Slams, all Masters 1000s, the World Tour Finals and Olympic gold medal at least once.

LeChuck
06-15-2012, 06:35 AM
Nestor's masters series record is incredible. Despite the change in status he has won all the tournaments available to him. He won the tournament at Madrid when it was held indoors in 2002, 2004 and 2005, and again when it changed venue and surface to clay in 2009. He won Hamburg in 1996, 2003 and in 2008 before it lost its masters status after that year. Just for completion he won the Shanghai title last year as well. In fact you could argue that he has won 10 different masters series titles and not 9, given that Shanghai was a new tournament and not really a continuation of a previous masters event.

He had lost in 3 finals at Bercy before he was finally able to win that tournament in 2009.

Chirag
06-15-2012, 06:37 AM
It is just Agassi and Federer.

Chang won all four Masters 1000s (Canada '90; Indian Wells '92, '96, '97; Miami '92; Cincinnati '93, '94) but obviously didn't win the US Open.
Djokovic needs cincinnati for this

I think Djokovic has the most realistic chance of completing this whole set :) He can win Cincinnati this year and shanghai as well .Monte Carlo then remains for him .

Pratik
06-15-2012, 07:05 AM
Leander Paes came close iirc.

Paes has won 8 different Masters, never winning Madrid(2 time finalist).
He has never won the WTF, but has been a four time finalist.
He has the doubles Career Slam (1 AO, 3 FO, 1 W, 2 USO). Thats is 7 compared to Nestors 8.
In mixed doubles he has six slams, four more than Nestor(2 AO, 3W, 1 USO). Reached FO finals once.

1 win away from completing the complete grand slam(doubles + mixed). Has anyone achieved this? Navratilova, obviously. But among the men?

Pratik
06-15-2012, 07:08 AM
I think Knowles and Zimonjic would also be close to Boxed Set, as you call it.

Caesar1844
06-15-2012, 07:16 AM
1 win away from completing the complete grand slam(doubles + mixed). Has anyone achieved this? Navratilova, obviously. But among the men?
Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde both did it (each of them has a Career Slam in Mixed, and got the Career Slam in men's doubles together).

Bob Hewitt from South Africa did it as well, IIRC. Not sure if anyone else has.

There are probably a couple of other women who have done it. Margaret Court has the same record as Navratilova (i.e. a career slam in all three disciplines).

pray-for-palestine-and-israel
06-15-2012, 09:39 AM
isn't the boxed set when u win singles doubles and mixed doubles?

philosophicalarf
06-15-2012, 12:22 PM
For doubles I just checked the Bryan brothers and by my reckoning they have 8/9, only missing Indian Wells. That's interesting, I didn't realise they had such a good spread at Masters level.

Not really a fair comparison though - the doubles guys can play till much older, so have many more chances to complete the set.

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06-15-2012, 06:03 PM
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