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- Jan 15, 2012
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It's exciting seeing two teenagers make the semis in Miami.
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Haha, that's a great stat!I reckon it's been a long long time for a 500+ event to not have a semi-finalist in their 20s.
He was fit for the final, he only injured it when it was 4-4 in the 2nd set. By that point the game was already over.Isner is out injured for 4 weeks. It's a shame he wasn't fit for the Miami final
I reckon it's been a long long time for a 500+ event to not have a semi-finalist in their 20s.
I think when Andy Murray won Vienna a few years ago, the SF field was pretty old - I remember there being a bit of a fuss about it. Not sure if they were all over 30 though.Haha, that's a great stat!
I guess given the prevalence of quality 30+ players it is possible that it happened sometime in recent years, despite Zverev's efforts to curtail. Wimbledon 2018 had 4 30+ SFs. At 500/1000 level I'm not sure.
At the lower event levels, Pune 2019 had 32, 34, 34 and 39yo SFs.
But the two teens and two vets just accentuates the 'poor generation' stat more beautifully! Surely an extremely rare occurrence. 2000 USO is close-ish (Sampras was recently 29, Martin recently 30, Lleyton was 19, and Marat was 20 3/4). 2017 Canadian Open also narrowly had a recently 20 Zverev and recently 30 Haase along with Fed & Shapovalov.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Erste_Bank_Open_–_Singles#FinalsI think when Andy Murray won Vienna a few years ago, the SF field was pretty old - I remember there being a bit of a fuss about it. Not sure if they were all over 30 though.