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06-06-2017 03:54 PM
G.100sic
Re: Playing to seeds in Grand Slams

Slasher started this in GM:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/2-ge...-eras-%5D.html
Table summarized though, no names and/or seed numbers.
06-06-2017 01:36 PM
Loveall
Re: Playing to seeds in Grand Slams

Hope some of our "Data Gurus" here can update this. After 2009, the Big 4 really were consistent in entering week 2 in Majors . will be an interesting analysis. It can also put a dampener on the "Weak era" arguments or may strenthen it (data is only as good as the analyst)..

Thanks in advance.. I am a Trivia buff but do not have the "data mining" skills to write queries ..

Thanks Pratik and others who provide link to this interesting thread..
01-13-2015 10:04 PM
Chilenaitor
Re: Playing to seeds in Grand Slams

any update? thanks!
07-09-2013 05:04 AM
Blarghman
Re: Playing to seeds in Grand Slams

An update for the first three events of 2013.

The top 4 seeds all made the semifinals in Australia; this was the 15th time overall, and 4th in Australia. It also marked back-to-back years that the top 4 seeds all advanced that far.

Roland Garros saw a #3 vs. #4 final, a fairly rare occurance in GSs. It was the 56th final without a top 2 seed, and the 23rd such RG final.

Wimbledon's 1 vs. 2 final was the 13th for the event, and the 40th overall. Just 6 of the top 16 seeds made the last 16, the lowest number in four years, since RG 2008. Still, it's a long way from the Wimbledon record, set in 2002, when just 2 of the top 16 survived to their seeding.
06-01-2013 06:49 AM
Kyle_Johansen
Re: Playing to seeds in Grand Slams

Quite amazing stuff, was a pleasure reading it.
12-30-2012 09:22 AM
Litotes
Re: Playing to seeds in Grand Slams

Thank you very much
12-29-2012 07:55 PM
Blarghman
Re: Playing to seeds in Grand Slams

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Originally Posted by Litotes View Post
Very interesting! Is there any hope of a 2012 update?
Thanks! I have updated things for 2012, and the end of 2011.

#1 v. #2 finals occured at Australia and at Roland Garros, both Djokovic v. Nadal, while the #3 v. #4 final at Wimbledon was the first since 2003 in London to not feature a top 2 seed.

All top 4 seeds made back-to-back semifinals, at 2011 USO and 2012 AO, in fact this occurred at 3 of the last 4 at that point, stretching to 2011 RG. Both were the first time that had happened.

The 2012 US Open saw the 7th time that 7 top 8 seeds made the quarterfinals, and the first for the USO, making it the last of the slams to reach that milestone.
12-26-2012 10:56 AM
Litotes
Re: Playing to seeds in Grand Slams

Very interesting! Is there any hope of a 2012 update?
06-08-2011 01:20 AM
Blarghman
Re: Playing to seeds in Grand Slams

This year's RG was the 12th time in the open era that the top 4 seeds all made the semifinals, and the first since 2006 RG.

Nothing else remarkable beyond that, with 5 of the top 8 in the quarters and 10 of the top 16 in round 4.
09-15-2009 11:00 PM
Blarghman
Re: Playing to seeds in Grand Slams

This year's USO tied the all-time record with 14 of the top 16 seeds making the R16, and broke the previous USO record of 13. Having 15 seeded players also tied that overall record, again breaking the previous USO record of 13.

This was also the 14th time that a tournament had all seeded quarterfinalists. 2009 is the first time that three of the four GS tournaments had all seeds in the quarters.
08-25-2009 12:54 AM
Blarghman
Re: Playing to seeds in Grand Slams

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Originally Posted by buzz View Post
Why is there no mention of how frequently the no1 seed won the tournament? (And in wich tournaments)
No real reason, I just hadn't thought of listing that.

In the 163 tournaments I've covered, 55 were won by the #1 seed.

13 AO (69, 77, 78, 79, 82, 90, 93, 94, 97, 00, 06, 07, 09)
11 RG (69, 71, 75, 78, 79, 80, 81, 86, 87, 92, 01)
13 USO (69, 74, 76, 77, 81, 84, 86, 87, 96, 04, 05, 06, 07)
18 W (68, 69, 72, 78, 79, 80, 84, 93, 94, 97, 98, 99, 00, 02, 04, 05, 06, 07)

Players who did it:
10 - Federer
9 - Sampras
8 - Borg
5 - Lendl, Laver
3 - Vilas, McEnroe
2 - Courier, Connors
1 - Kodes, Kuerten, Agassi, Kriek, Hewitt, Nadal, Smith, Gerulaitis

Some other little factoids I found while getting this data;

-The most successful #2s ever are Connors, Nadal and Federer, each with 4 GSs as #2, McEnroe, Lendl, Rosewall, Sampras and Agassi all have 3.

-Mats Wilander is the most successful #3 ever, winning 3 GSs as that seed.

- Only one player has one multiple Grand Slams at a seed lower than 3, Becker won twice as a #4.
08-24-2009 09:54 AM
buzz
Re: Playing to seeds in Grand Slams

Why is there no mention of how frequently the no1 seed won the tournament? (And in wich tournaments)
08-23-2009 01:48 PM
stebs
Re: Playing to seeds in Grand Slams

Nice thread. A lot of people are expecting the upcoming USO to have something like this after what happened in Montreal. Certainly the top 4 plus Roddick and JMDP are heavily favoured to reach the last 8.
08-20-2009 06:20 AM
Heners
Re: Playing to seeds in Grand Slams

really unlucky if you play a seeded player in the first few rounds of a grad slam or it might be your time to shine
07-06-2009 04:35 AM
Blarghman
Re: Playing to seeds in Grand Slams

In the end, Wimbledon was pretty dull from a seeding perspective, making no inroads on the leaderboards. However, I did find an embarrassing oversight in my database; the 2001 AO was totally ignored. This event had none of the top 4 seeds make the semifinals, expanding that list to 14 tournaments.
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