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top four in the semis

jcadam2003
08-22-2009, 02:32 AM
Tennis gurus - is this the first time Rafa, Roger, Andy and Novak have all made the semis since last year's US Open? Looking forward to some great tennis tomorrow.

rubbERR
08-22-2009, 02:38 AM
two decent form players there, two of them can only bring unforced error show(Federer,Djokovic). :lol:

Fiberlight1
08-22-2009, 02:42 AM
Tennis gurus - is this the first time Rafa, Roger, Andy and Novak have all made the semis since last year's US Open? Looking forward to some great tennis tomorrow.

Yep, but Murray wasn't four then, he was actually sixth in the world.

The last time all four top seeds made the semis was Monte Carlo 2008. Nadal vs. Davydenko and Federer vs. Djokovic.

Fiberlight1
08-22-2009, 02:44 AM
It happened in Miami.

When?

Nadal lost to Del Potro in the QF of this year.

Guga_fan
08-22-2009, 02:44 AM
When?

Nadal lost to Del Potro in the QF of this year.
Yeah, already deleted it, my mistake. :o

Blarghman
08-22-2009, 02:46 AM
I'm fairly certain that this is just the third time that all top 4 seeds have advanced to the semifinals in a Masters Series event; As mentioned above, Monte Carlo '08 was one, the other was Cincinnati '99, #1 Sampras v. #2 Rafter in the final, with #3 Agassi and #4 Kafelnikov in the semis.

Both times previous have yielded a 1 v. 2 final, it'll be interesting to see if that mini-trend gets bucked this week.

Fiberlight1
08-22-2009, 02:47 AM
Yeah, already deleted it, my mistake. :o

It was close ;)

Nadal was the only one that didn't make it and Del Potro at #6 took his place.

Black Adam
08-22-2009, 02:50 AM
Tennis gurus - is this the first time Rafa, Roger, Andy and Novak have all made the semis since last year's US Open? Looking forward to some great tennis tomorrow.
Murray wasn't in top 4 back then. However I think the last time it happened in a slam was AO 2005 with Federer, Roddick, Hewitt and Safin.

Blarghman
08-22-2009, 02:53 AM
Murray wasn't in top 4 back then. However I think the last time it happened in a slam was AO 2005 with Federer, Roddick, Hewitt and Safin.

Actually, the last time it happened in a slam was RG 2006, with #1 Fed, #2 Nadal, #3 Nalbandian and #4 Ljubicic :)

FedFan_2007
08-22-2009, 03:31 AM
If only it happened more regularly. The fans want to see these 4 guys every weekend.