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What do you think is reason that all 4 top guys reached in 1 season all SF at slams?

  • They are just so good to achieve it

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  • Homogenziation of surfaces help them

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Now with Murray all top 4 guys have reached all slam semis in 1 season in last few years- Federer was first to did this, but before Federer only Laver, Lendl, and i am not sure somebody else did it too, so how is possible that for decades it was almost impossible and now 4 players in few yers did it- it si more homogenization of surfaces or those 4 are just so good on all surfaces
 

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The current competition sucks that's why. Tsonga will eventually get the #5 spot. He could challenge for #4 if he works more on making his backhand a weapon, and if he raises his return of serve. Until then, things will more or less remain the same.
 

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Good question. I suppose it would help if we had a list of players in the top 4 for the last X years.

You have guys like Sampras or Roddick that could never make the French Semi's (yes, I know, Pete made it in 1996), so that disqualifies them. Probably would also see a lot of clay court specialists in the top 4 as well. This type of thing would certainly disqualify loads of people on the top 4 list over the years.

So, why can these guys play on all surfaces now? Are they just really good? Do players train for all surfaces more now instead of specializing? Are the surfaces just so similar it doesn't really matter? Hard to say.
 

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Fed didn't make the semi's of Wimbledon.

But, I get your point.
Rafa neither make all semis, i talked about all 4 guys reaches in 1 season- not the same season all semis- in my first post i wrote that Roger did it first few years ago. I can´t put more in title name, because i can´t get there no more words:D
 

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Top 4 are just better than the rest of the field. Ok, the surfaces are homogenized, but only top 4 seem to be able to "use" that. How come no one else is benefiting? :)
 

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The OP is talking about ever, not this year. Only Murray and Nole managed it this year.
That's quite an achievement for Murray. Being the only player apart from Djokovic to reach all semi-finals this year. Brilliant year for Andy.
 
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The answer is simple weak era ...
 

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[SetSampras mode on]WEAK ERA!!! Sampras had it much tougher!! Federer a loser!! Pete is much better looking!!![/SetSampras mode off]
 

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The top 4 are just too good for the rest of the field. Why are they the only ones that win masters titles and get far in slams? They are just too good.
 

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The top 4 are just too good for the rest of the field. Why are they the only ones that win masters titles and get far in slams? They are just too good.
change your sig back to how it was before...looked much better than now
 

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The top 4 are just too good for the rest of the field. Why are they the only ones that win masters titles and get far in slams? They are just too good.
Cabbage speaks the truth.

I would only add that three out of those four are in a class of their own, then comes murray and then others.
Tsonga, Söderling and DelPo all have the talent to rival those guys, but for one or another reason havent done that yet.
 

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Top 4 are just better than the rest of the field. Ok, the surfaces are homogenized, but only top 4 seem to be able to "use" that. How come no one else is benefiting? :)
Good point. There's only a few players outside of "The Big Four" that can actually challenge them on all the surfaces.

Truthfully, they upped the bar at a ridiculous level. It started with Roger, then came Rafa, and now Novak and to a lesser extent Murray. If a player wants to win a major, a person will probably have to beat at least two of the men I've mentioned. Not exactly an easy task no matter what the fools on this board thinks.
 

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Which way? I can't really remember how it was before this one.
Cabbage speaks the truth.

I would only add that three out of those four are in a class of their own, then comes murray and then others.
Tsonga, Söderling and DelPo all have the talent to rival those guys, but for one or another reason havent done that yet.
It goes, atm at least, overall, Djokovic >> Nadal >> Murray >/= Federer >>> Ferrer >>> others.
 

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That's quite an achievement for Murray. Being the only player apart from Djokovic to reach all semi-finals this year. Brilliant year for Andy.

you're right that is an achievement. This is as good as it gets for Murray.

Peak Nadal - Multiple Slams
Peak federer - Multiple Slams
Peak Djokovic - Multiple Slams
Peak Murray - multiple Semi's.
 

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Which way? I can't really remember how it was before this one.

It goes, atm at least, overall, Djokovic >> Nadal >> Murray >/= Federer >>> Ferrer >>> others.
I would put Federer ahead of murray. Simply because his peak level (even nowadays) is much higher than Murray`s.
 
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