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Blarghman 08-25-2009 01:10 AM

Playing to seeds in Masters Series events - 2012 Rome
 
I've compiled a similar 'playing to their seeds' list for all 'Masters Series' tournaments since 1990.

For this, I assume in an 'ideal' QF, for example, seeds 1-8 would all be playing.


Indian Wells
Miami
Monte Carlo
Madrid O/Hamburg
Rome
Canada
Cincinnati
Shanghai/Madrid I/Stuttgart/Essen/Stockholm
Paris

IW
MIA
MC
MADO/HAM
ROM
CAN
CIN
SHA/MADI/STU/ESS/STO
PAR

Final (ideal: #1 v. #2)

Most:
2 - 23 times (6 MADO/HAM, 4 MC, 3 ROM, 2 IW, 2 MIA, 2 CAN, 2 SHA/MADI/STU/ESS/STO, 1 CIN, 1 PAR)

This has happened at each of the 9 tournaments, though not necessarily at every site (never happened at Stuttgart, Essen or Madrid Indoors)

Least:
0 - 105 times (1 MADO/HAM, 14 CAN, 14 PAR, 13 ROM, 11 MIA, 11 SHA/MADI/STU/ESS/STO, 10 IW, 10 MC, 10 CIN)

Between 1993 and 2003, no top 2 seed made the Hamburg final.



Semifinals (ideal: #1, #2, #3, #4)


Most:
4 - 3 times (2 CIN, 1 MC)
1999 CIN (#1 Sampras | #2 Rafter | #3 Agassi, #4 Kafelnikov)
2008 MC (#2 Nadal | #1 Federer | #3 Djokovic, #4 Davydenko)
2009 CIN (#1 Federer | #4 Djokovic | #2 Nadal, #3 Murray)
2010 CAN (#4 Murray | #3 Federer | #1 Nadal, #2 Djokovic)


Best at other tournaments

Indian Wells Best - 3 - 6 Times
1995 IW (#1 Sampras | #2 Agassi | #3 Becker, #11 Edberg)
2005 IW (#1 Federer | #2 Hewitt | #3 Roddick, #14 Canas)
2008 IW (#3 Djokovic | Fish | #1 Federer, #2 Nadal)
2009 IW (#1 Nadal | #4 Murray |#2 Federer, #7 Roddick)
2011 IW (#3 Djokovic | #1 Nadal | del Potro, #2 Federer)
2012 IW (#3 Federer | #11 Isner | #1 Djokovic, #2 Nadal)


Miami Best - 3 - 3 Times
2009 MIA (#4 Murray | #3 Djokovic | #2 Federer, #6 del Potro)
2011 MIA (#2 Djokovic | #1 Nadal | #3 Federer, #14 Fish)
2012 MIA (#1 Djokovic | #4 Murray | #21 Monaco, #2 Nadal)


Madrid Outdoor/Hamburg Best - 3 - 3 Times
1992 HAM (#1 Edberg | #3 Stich | #2 Becker, Costa)
2008 HAM (#2 Nadal | #1 Federer | #3 Djokovic, Seppi)
2009 MADO (#2 Federer | #1 Nadal | #3 Djokovic, #5 del Potro)
2011 MADO (#2 Djokovic | #1 Nadal | #3 Federer, Bellucci)


Rome Best - 3 - 5 Times
1992 ROM (#2 Courier | #4 Ivanisevic | #1 Sampras, #6 Chang)
2006 ROM (#2 Nadal | #1 Federer | #4 Nalbandian, Monfils)
2009 ROM (#1 Nadal | #3 Djokovic | #2 Federer, #12 Gonzalez)
2011 ROM (#2 Djokovic | #1 Nadal | #4 Murray, #16 Gasquet)
2012 ROM (#2 Nadal | #1 Djokovic | #3 Federer, #6 Ferrer)


Shanghai/Madrid I/Stuttgart/Essen/Stockholm Best - 3 - 5 Times
1990 STO (#2 Becker | #1 Edberg | #4 Sampras, Volkov)
1991 STO (#2 Becker | #1 Edberg | #3 Courier, Krickstein)
1992 STO (#4 Ivanisevic | #8 Forget | #2 Edberg, #3 Sampras)
2004 MADI (#3 Safin | #4 Nalbandian | #2 Agassi, Ljubicic)
2008 MADI (#4 Murray | Simon | #1 Nadal, #2 Federer)
2010 SHA (#4 Murray | #3 Federer | Monaco, #2 Djokovic)


Paris Best - 2 - 5 Times
1990 PAR (#1 Edberg | #2 Becker | #14 Svensson, Bruguera)
1995 PAR (#1 Sampras | #3 Becker | #6 Courier, #9 Ferreira)
2000 PAR (#2 Safin | #13 Philippoussis | #1 Kuerten, #12 Ferrero)
2002 PAR (#3 Safin | #1 Hewitt | #10 Moya, Srichaphan)
2009 PAR (#3 Djokovic | #15 Monfils | #2 Nadal, #13 Stepanek)
2010 PAR (#4 Soderling | #12 Monfils | #1 Federer, Llodra)


Least:
0 - 34 times (7 MC, 7 MADO/HAM, 5 ROM, 4 PAR, 3 IW, 3 CAN, 2 MIA, 2 CIN, 1 SHA/MADI/STU/ESS/STO)



Quarterfinals (ideal: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8)


Most:
8 - 1 time (1 CAN)
2009 CAN (#3 Murray | #6 del Potro | #3 Roddick, #7 Tsonga | #1 Federer, #2 Nadal, #4 Djokovic, #8 Davydenko)


Indian Wells Best - 6 - 1 time
2009 IW #1 Nadal | #4 Murray | #2 Federer, #7 Roddick | #3 Djokovic, #6 Del Potro, #10 Verdasco, Ljubicic)

Miami Best - 7 - 1 time
2009 MIA #4 Murray | #3 Djokovic | #2 Federer, #6 del Potro | #1 Nadal, #5 Roddick, #8 Verdasco, #10 Tsonga)

Monte Carlo Best - 6 - 3 times
2002 MC #2 Ferrero | Moya | #4 Henman, #7 Grosjean | #5 Haas, #6 Safin, #8 Johansson, Costa)
2006 MC #2 Nadal | #1 Federer | #7 Gaudio, #12 Gonzalez | #4 Ljubicic, #6 Coria, #8 Ferrer, #15 Robredo)
2008 MC #2 Nadal | #1 Federer | #3 Djokovic, #4 Davydenko | #5 Ferrer, #6 Nalbandian, Querrey, Andreev)


Madrid Outdoor/Hamburg Best - 7 - 1 times
2009 MADO #2 Federer | #1 Nadal | #3 Djokovic, #5 Del Potro | #4 Murray, #6 Roddick, #7 Verdasco, Ljubicic)

Rome Best - 6 - 2 times
1993 ROM #2 Courier | #4 Ivanisevic | #1 Sampras, #6 Chang | #5 Filippini, #7 Bruguera, Perez-Roldan, Chesnokov)
2012 ROM #2 Nadal | #1 Djokovic | #3 Federer, #6 Ferrer | #5 Tsonga, #7 Berdych, #16 Gasquet, Seppi)


Cincinnati Best - 7 - 1 times
1999 CIN #1 Sampras | #2 Rafter | #3 Agassi, #4 Kafelnikov | #5 Henman, #6 Kuerten, #7 Krajicek, Chang)
2011 CIN #4 Murray | #1 Djokovic | #6 Berdych, #7 Fish | #2 Nadal, #3 Federer, #6 Monfils, #10 Simon)


Shanghai/Madrid I/Stuttgart/Essen/Stockholm Best - 5 - 4 Times
1992 STO (#4 Ivanisevic | #8 Forget | #2 Edberg, #3 Sampras | #5 Korda, #11 Becker, #16 Holm, Boetsch)
1994 STO
(#6 Becker | #2 Ivanisevic | #1 Sampras, #11 Kafelnikov | #3 Stich, #4 Bruguera, #9 Agassi, Larsson)
1999 STU (#13 Enqvist | #8 Krajicek | #1 Agassi, #5 Rusedski | #3 Martin, #6 Rios, Zabaleta, Pavel)
2004 MADI (#3 Safin | #4 Nalbandian | #2 Agassi, Ljubicic | #7 Johansson, #8 Robredo, Dent, Horna)


Paris Best - 6 - 1 Time
2011 PAR (#3 Federer | #6 Tsonga | #5 Berdych, Isner | #1 Djokovic, #2 Murray, #4 Ferrer, Monaco)

Least:
1 - 13 times (3 MC, 3 MADO/HAM, 2 ROM, 2 CAN, 1 SHA/MADI/STU/ESS/STO, 2 PAR)
1991 HAM (#13 Novacek | Gustafsson | #9 Stich, Prpic | #4 Ivanisevic, Edberg, Koevermans, Noah)
1991 ROM (#9 Sanchez | Mancini | Prpic, #5 Bruguera | #11 Chersakov, Fromberg, Santoro, de La Pena)
1992 MC (Muster | #16 Krickstein | Prpic, Boetsch | #3 Stich, Chesnokov, Tillstrom, Steeb)
1996 MC (#1 Muster | #16 Costa | #13 Rios, Pioline | Schalken, Costa, Gustafsson, Mantilla)
1996 PAR (#12 Enqvist | #4 Kafelnikov | Gustafsson, Korda | Rosset, Edberg, Haarhuis, Boetsch)
1997 STU (#15 Korda | #16 Krajicek | #3 Rafter, #13 Bjorkman | #9 Rios, Larsson, Kiefer, Martin)
1999 PAR (#1 Agassi | Safin | #11 Lapentti, Chang | #13 Haas, #15 Puoline, Philippoussis, Courier)
2000 MC (#8 Pioline | Hrbaty | Gaudio, Alami | #9 Corretja, #12 Costa, Ferrero, Kucera)
2001 CAN (Pavel | #9 Rafter | Haas, Santoro | #4 Ferrero, #10 Clement, Roddick, Ulihrach)
2002 ROM (#9 Agassi | #7 Haas | #13 Roddick, #14 Novak | Moya, Robredo, Blake, Costa)
2003 HAM (#12 Coria | Calleri | #8 Nalbandian, Gaudio | #15 Gonzalez, Ferreira, Philippoussis, Rochus)
2005 HAM (#1 Federer | Gasquet | #15 Davydenko, Rochus | #10 Coria, Volandri, Chela, Seppi)
2006 CAN (#1 Federer | Gasquet | #13 Berdych, #14 Nieminen, Acasuso, Malisse)


Indian Wells Least - 2 - 4 times
1992 IW (#12 Chang | Chesnokov | #3 Stich, Clavet | #7 Sancez, #11 Bruguera, #16 Hlasek, Chersakov)
1997 IW (#3 Chang | Ulihrach | #2 Muster, Bjorkman | #14 Berasategui, Black, Pioline, Pilippoussis)
2002 IW (#1 Hewitt | #9 Henman | #10 Sampras, Martin | #2 Kafelnikov, Enqvist, Schuettler, Gaudio)
2003 IW (#1 Hewitt | Kuerten | #15 Schuettler, Spadea | #6 Roddick, Gineri, Vahaly, Blake)


Miami Least - 2 - 5 times
1991 MIA (#13 Courier | Wheaton | #1 Edberg, #24 Reneberg | #7 Sanchez, #17 Rosset, #22 Rostagno, #28 Caratti)
1998 MIA (#3 Rios | #29 Agassi | #8 Corretja, #18 Henman | #10 Kuerten, #22 Enqvist, Campbell, Tarango)
1999 MIA (#7 Krajicek | Grosjean | #14 Enqvist, #20 Clavet | #2 Sampras, #27 Kiefer, #28 Golmard, Hrbaty)
2002 MIA (#9 Agassi | #12 Federer | #1 Hewitt, #31 Rios | #6 Safin, #20 Lapentti, #26 Pavel, Chela)
2005 MIA (#1 Federer | #29 Nadal | #9 Agassi, Ferrer | #6 Henman, #5 Johansson, #26 Hrbaty, #31 Dent)


Cincinnati Least - 2 - 3 times
2000 CIN (#7 Enqvist | #15 Henman | #4 Kuerten, Clement | #13 Squillari, Vicente, Martin, Santoro)
2004 CIN (#11 Agassi | #10 Hewitt | #2 Roddick, Robredo | #4 Moya, #14 Safin, Santoro, Haas)
2007 CIN (#1 Federer | #9 Blake | #5 Davydenko, Hewitt | Almagro, Moya, Ferrer, Querrey)



Round of 16 (ideal: #1-#16)


Most:
14 - 2 times (1 MADO/HAM1 PAR)
2009 PAR (#3 Djokovic | #15 Monfils | #2 Nadal, #13 Stepanek | #5 Del Potro, #8 Tsonga, #9 Soderling, #12 Cilic | #4 Murray, #6 Davydenko, #7 Verdasco, #10 Gonzalez, #11 Simon, #14 Robredo, Benneteau, Clement)
2012 MADO (#3 Federer | #6 Berdych | #7 Tipsarevic, #10 Del Potro | #1 Djokovic, #5 Ferrer, #15 Verdasco, #16 Dolgopolov | #2 Nadal, #4 Tsonga, #9 Simon, #11 Almagro, #12 Monfils, #14 Gasquet, Wawrinka, Cilic)



Indian Wells Most - 12 - 2 times
1992 IW #12 Chang | Chesnokov | #3 Stich, Clavet | #7 Sanchez, #11 Bruguera, Cherkasov, #16 Hlasek | #1 Courier, #10 Agassi, #14 Rostagno, #6 Korda, Krajicek, #13 Gustafsson, #8 Novacek, #2 Sampras)
1995 IW #1 Sampras | #2 Agassi | #11 Edberg, #3 Becker | #8 Martin, #14 Muster, #12 Larsson, #7 Ferreira | #15 Rafter, Wheaton, #4 Chang, #5 Berasategui, #6 Stich, Rios, Costa, Enqvist)


Miami Best - 12 - 2 times
2009 MIA #4 Murray | #3 Djokovic | #2 Federer, #6 del Potro | #1 Nadal, #5 Roddick, #8 Verdasco, #10 Tsonga | #16 Wawrinka, #11 Ferrer, Troicki, #18 Stepanek, Simon, #21 Berdych, #9 Monfils, Dent)
2010 MIA #6 Roddick | #16 Berdych | #5 Soderling, #4 Nadal | #10 Verdasco, #13 Youzhny, #8 Tsonga, #33 Almagro | #1 Federer, #7 Cilic, Fish, #9 Gonzalez, #12 Ferrero, #15 Ferrer, Becker, #27 Bellucci)


Monte Carlo Best - 12 - 1 time
2011 MC #1 Nadal | #4 Ferrer | #3 Murray, #7 Melzer | Ljubicic, Gil, #11 Troicki, #2 Federer | #13 Gasquet, #5 Berdych, #16 Simon, #8 Monfils, Robredo, Raonic, #almagro, #15 Cilic)

Madrid Outdoor/Hamburg Best - 12 - 1 time
2009 MADO #2 Federer | #1 Nadal | #3 Djokovic, #5 Del Potro | #4 Murray, #6 Roddick, #7 Verdasco, Ljubicic | Kohlschreiber, Monaco, Seppi, #8 Simon, #11 Wawrinka, #16 Robredo, #10 Davydenko, #14 Blake)

Rome Best - 12 - 2 times
1990 ROM #10 Muster | #8 Chesnokov | #4 Sanchez, #3 Gomez | #16 Mancini, #12 Perez-Roldan, Camporese, Forget | #1 Gilbert, #9 Courier, #13 Svensson, #6 Jaite, Haarhuis, #14 Gustafsson, Gunnarsson, #2 Krickstein)
2012 ROM #2 Nadal | #1 Djokovic | #3 Federer, #6 Ferrer | #5 Tsonga, #7 Berdych, #16 Gasquet, Seppi | #4 Murray, #10 Del Potro, #11 Simon, #12 Almagro, #14 Monaco, Ferrero, Wawrinka, Granollers)


Canada Best - 11 - 5 times
1993 CAN (Pernfors | #13 Martin | Reneberg, #6 Korda | Steven, #11 Agassi, #4 Lendl, #8 Volkov | #1 Sampras, #9 Ferreira, #3 Becker, #5 Chang, #12 Holm, Krickstein, Hlasek, #2 Courier)
1994 CAN (#8 Agassi | Stoltenberg | #6 Ferreira, #4 Courier | #1 Bruguera, #14 Washington, Enqvist, #15 Reneberg | #16 Braasch, Wheaton, #3 Chang, #12 Lendl, #11 Yzaga, Adams, #7 Rosset, Mansdorf)
1995 CAN (#1 Agassi | #2 Sampras | Wilander, #12 Enqvist | Washington, #4 Kafelnikov, #3 Chang, #7 Stich | Vacek, #9 Bruguera, Steven, #6 Ferreira, #5 Ivanisevic, #13 Martin, #10 Courier, Hadad)
1997 CAN (Pernfors | #13 Martin | Reneberg, #6 Korda | Steven, #11 Agassi, #4 Lendl, #8 Volkov | #1 Sampras, #9 Ferreira, #3 Becker, #5 Chang, #12 Holm, Krickstein, Hlasek, #2 Courier)
2009 CAN (#3 Murray | #6 Del Potro | #7 Tsonga, #5 Roddick | #1 Federer, #8 Davydenko, #4 Djokovic, #2 Nadal | Wawrinka, #9 Simon, Ferrero, #11 Gonzalez, #10 Verdasco, Youzhny, Hanescu, Petzschner)


Cincinnati Best - 12 - 2 times
1990 CIN (#1 Edberg | #4 Gilbert | #3 Gomez, Davis | #7 Chang, #11 Courier, Hlasek, #15 Fromberg | Sznajder, #10 Sampras, Cahill, #6 Berger, #5 Krickstein, #13 Forget, #8 McEnroe, #2 Agassi)
1991 CIN (#6 Forget | #7 Sampras | #1 Becker, #4 Courier | #10 Cherkasov, #14 Rostagno, #12 Gilbert, #2 Edberg | Washington, #8 Wheaton, #3 Lendl, Pozzi, #5 Agassi, #13 Chang, Ferreira, Mansdorf)


Shanghai/Madrid I/Stuttgart/Essen/Stockholm Best - 13 - 2 Times
1991 STO (#2 Becker | #1 Edberg | Krickstein, #3 Courier | Reneberg, #12 Ivanisevic, #11 Korda, #7 Sampras | #16 Gilbert, #9 Novacek, #14 Hlasek, #6 Forget, #5 Lendl, #13 Rostagno, Engel, #15 Prpic)
2005 MADI (#1 Nadal | #8 Ljubicic | #16 Ginepri, #5 Nalbandian | #10 Stepanek, #11 Ferrer, #15 Gonzalez, Karlovic | #13 Robredo, Acasuso, #3 Davydenko, #6 Puerta, Rochus, #4 Coria, #9 Johansson, #14 Hrbaty)



Least:
3 - 2 times (1 MC, 1 CIN)
2000 MC (#8 Pioline | Hrbaty | Gaudio, Alami | #9 Corretja, #12 Costa, Ferrero, Kucera | Clement, Chela, Squillari, Boutter, Krajicek, Ruud, Dosedel, Schalken)
2003 CIN (#7 Roddick | Fish | #8 Schuettler, Mirnyi | #6 Coria, Zabaleta, Nalbandian, Ginepri | Arazi, Youzhny, Saretta, Blake, Clement, Chela, Martin, Gaudio)



Indian Wells Least - 5 - 2 times
1997 IW #3 Chang | Ulihrach | Bjorkman, #2 Muster| Black, #14 Berasategui, Pioline, Philippoussis | Clavet, Kuerten, Stark, Woodruff, Larsson, #13 Rosset, #8 Moya, Dosedel)
1998 IW #7 Rios | #6 Rusedski | Muster, Gambill | Medvedev, Enqvist, Agassi, #2 Korda | #1 Sampras, Lapentti, Ulihrach, Moya, Courier, #3 Rafter, Kiefer, Haas)


Miami Least - 4 - 2 times
1992 MIA #6 Chang | #20 Mancini | #1 Courier, #17 Hlasek | Nargiso, #4 Sampras, #22 Krajicek, #26 Cherkasov | Steeb, Stark, Masur, Zoecke, #28 McEnroe, #3 Becker, Pioline, Weiss)
1997 MIA #2 Muster | #30 Bruguera | #1 Sampras, #22 Courier | Dreekmann, Medvedev, #4 Ivanisevic, #25 Bjorkman | Larsson, Tillstrom, Etlis, Kutli, #5 Krajicek, Hrbaty, #24 Philippoussis, #18 Corretja)


Madrid Outdoor/Hamburg Least - 4 - 1 time
2001 HAM Portas | #8 Ferrero | Costa, #7 Hewitt | Johansson, Santoro, Martin, Squillari | #14 Gambill, Lapentti, Kiefer, Escude, #12 Grosjean, Arazi, Ilie, Gaudio)

Rome Least - 4 - 1 time
1991 ROM #9 Sanchez | Mancini | Prpic, #5 Bruguera | Fromberg, #11 Cherkasov, Santoro, De La Pena | Caratti, Ferreira, Muster, #6 Courier, Miniussi, Leconte, Koevermans, Jelen)

Canada Least - 5 - 3 times
2001 CAN (Pavel | #9 Rafter | Haas, Santoro | Roddick, #10 Clement, #4 Ferrero, Ulihrach | #1 Kuerten, Arazi, Gomard, Martin, Martin, #16 Gambill, Costa, Escude)
2004 CAN (#1 Federer | #2 Roddick | Johansson, Kiefer | Santoro, Johansson, Melzer, Hernych | Mirnyi, #9 Hewitt, Horna, Saulnier, Gonzalez, #4 Moya, Kuerten, #16 Chela)


Shanghai/Madrid I/Stuttgart/Essen/Stockholm Least - 5 - 1 time
2007 MADI (Nalbandian | #1 Federer | Kiefer, #3 Djokovic | Lopez, #5 Gonzalez, Ancic, #2 Nadal | #13 Canas, Koubek, Karlovic, Monaco, Mathieu, Ferrero, Del Potro, Murray)

Paris Least - 6 - 1 time
1999 PAR (#1 Agassi | Safin | #11 Lapentti, Chang | Philippoussis, #13 Haas, Courier, #15 Pioline | Schalken, #10 Henman, #3 Sampras, Costa, Rosset, Enqvist, Van Lottum, Hewitt)



Plaese let me know if there are any errors or things missing :wavey:

Blarghman 11-17-2009 01:02 AM

Re: Playing to seeds in Masters Series events
 
A new Masters Series record was set, as 14 of 16 top-16 seeds made the third round in Paris. Obviously, this is helped by it being a 48-man draw, but it's still a new record.

Paris was the 98th MS tournament, and 12th Paris tournament to not have a top 2 seed in the final.

The event also equaled the Paris high of 2 top-4 semifinalists.

ExcaliburII 11-17-2009 05:28 PM

Re: Playing to seeds in Masters Series events
 
:eek: Great data :worship:

Blarghman 03-22-2010 07:36 AM

Re: Playing to seeds in Masters Series events
 
'10 Indian Wells was the 99th Masters Series final that did not have a top 2 seed in it; the 10th such at Indian Wells, moving it into a tie for 4th. This, of course, sets up a big milestone chance in Miami.

Otherwise, pretty dull; 1 of top 4 into the semis is common, 4 of top 8 into quarters is pedestrian, and 7 of the top 16 in the round of 17 is nothing special.

It is worth noting that Ljubicic is the first double-digit seed to win a TMS event since Tsonga at '08 Paris, and the lowest seeded player since unseeded Nalbandian won Paris '07.

Blarghman 04-05-2010 01:12 AM

Re: Playing to seeds in Masters Series events
 
Tomas Berdych and Andy Roddick took part in a small piece of history; the Miami final was the 100th to feature neither top 2 seed.

Other than that, no change in the records.

Blarghman 05-02-2010 09:16 PM

Re: Playing to seeds in Masters Series events
 
Rome featured the 101st final without a top 2 seed in it, the 13th such Rome final.

One event record was equalled in Monte Carlo, where 11 of the top 16 making it to the round of 16 shares the top spot.

Blarghman 05-16-2010 10:05 PM

Re: Playing to seeds in Masters Series events
 
Madrid had the 18th #1 v. #2 final in Masters Series history and the 5th such final at Madrid Outdoors/Hamburg, an event record. Other than that, no changes.

Taz Warrior 05-18-2010 03:44 PM

Re: Playing to seeds in Masters Series events
 
Thanks for this :worship:

Blarghman 08-27-2010 02:44 PM

Re: Playing to seeds in Masters Series events
 
This is the third straight year that all four top seeds made the semifinals of a tournament; and the first time for such an occurrence in Canada.

Canada moved to the top spot in the number of finals without a top 2 seed, while the total number of such finals rose to 103.

Priam 09-21-2010 09:34 AM

Re: Playing to seeds in Masters Series events
 
Cool stats!

Blarghman 11-14-2010 07:26 PM

Re: Playing to seeds in Masters Series events
 
Both Shanghai and Paris had no top 2 seed in the final, meaning there have now been 105 such finals. This was the 11th for the Shanghai event, and the 13th for Paris.

Both events saw a tie for their respective records for top 4 players in the semis; Shanghai with 3 (a new high for the site, though not for the event), and Paris with 2.

That's it for the changes in the last two events of 2010. Here's looking forward to Miami 2011 :yeah:

Blarghman 04-04-2011 12:32 AM

Re: Playing to seeds in Masters Series events
 
The Miami final was the 19th #1 v. #2 final, and just the 2nd in Miami history (Agassi v. Sampras '95).

Both of the spring US events saw three of the top four (in both cases the top 3) advance to the semifinals, tying the tournament best in each case. Indian Wells has now had three of the top four andvance in three of the past four years.

Otherwise, no changes.

Blarghman 04-17-2011 11:19 PM

Re: Playing to seeds in Masters Series events - Miami 2011
 
This week was a new all-time high for seeds advancing to the round of 16 in Monte Carlo, surpassing a four-way tie between '98, '06, '08 and '10.

Blarghman 06-08-2011 01:35 AM

Re: Playing to seeds in Masters Series events - Monte Carlo 2011
 
Eventually got around to updating these:

Madrid and Rome were the 20th and 21st #1 v. #2 finals in TMS events, and mark the second and third such finals this season. Only one previous year, 1995, has had three 1 v. 2 finals, so if any of the remaining events yields one this year, we will have a new record (those three, like this year, were all between the same players, in that case, Agassi v. Sampras)


Both Madrid and Rome tied the tournament record for top 4 seeds in the semis, with three of the top 4. In fact, evey single TMS tournament this season has had 3 of the top 4. This is really a sign of the dominance at the top of the game: before 2008, there had been just 14 tournaments with at least 3 top 4 seeds in the semis. Since the start of 2008, there have been 17. One more such occurrence this year will tie 2009 with 6.

Blarghman 08-22-2011 03:59 AM

Re: Playing to seeds in Masters Series events - Rome 2011
 
7 out of 8 top seeds in the QFs tied the Cincinnati event record, set in '99. Otherwise, no changes.


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