The Top Four’s dominance of the Masters Series tournaments

by thriding

15 currently-active players have won a Masters title:

  • Ferrero (4) – Rome 2001, Monte Carlo 2002, 2003, Madrid 2004
  • Haas (1) – Stuttgart Indoor 2001 (became Madrid / Shanghai)
  • Hewitt (2) – Indian Wells 2002, 2003
  • Federer (20) – Hamburg 2002….
  • Roddick (5) – Canada 2003, Cincinnati 2003, 2006 Miami 2004, 2010
  • Nadal (21) – Monte Carlo 2005….
  • Berdych (1) – Paris 2005
  • Robredo (1) – Hamburg 2006
  • Davydenko (3) – Paris 2006, Miami 2008, Madrid 2009
  • Djokovic (11) – Miami 2007….
  • Nalbandian (2) – Madrid 2007, Paris 2007
  • Murray (8) – Cincinnati 2008….
  • Tsonga (1) – Paris 2008
  • Ljubicic (1) – Indian Wells 2010
  • Soderling (1) – Paris 2010

Of the 66 Masters held since Nadal’s first Masters title at Monte Carlo in 2005, only 12 (18%) have been won by a player other than the top 4.

7 of these 12 were at end-of-season autumn indoor tournaments:

  • Paris 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010
  • Madrid 2007, 2009

Only 5 of those 12 were from the main pre-US Open part of the season, ie just 5 of 55 outdoor tournaments:

  • Hamburg 2006 (Robredo)
  • Cincinnati 2006 (Roddick)
  • Miami 2008 (Davydenko)
  • Miami 2010 (Roddick)
  • Indian Wells 2010 (Ljubicic)

    Two months shy of his 30th birthday, Roddick is the youngest of that quartet. 

    Success rates of the top 4 since each won their 1st title (US hard-clay-autumn)

    • Federer: 22% – 20 wins from 91 Masters since Hamburg ’02  (12-6-2)
    • Nadal: 32% – 21 wins from 66 Masters since Monte Carlo ’05 (4-16-1)
    • Djokovic: 22% – 11 wins from 49 Masters since Miami ’07 (7-3-1)
    • Murray: 23% – 8 wins from 35 Masters since Cincinnati ’08 (5-0-3)

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