Indian Wells and a historic semifinals: it will not have any Top 25


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Indian Wells and a historic semifinals: it will not have any Top 25

Once the semi-finals of the Indian Wells Masters 1000 have been defined, it should be noted that, before they are played, they are already in the history of tea.nis: they will be the lowest ranked in the history of tournaments in these categories, thus surpassing those of Monte Carlo 1992. In this way for the first time in history there will be no Top 25 in them.

Grigor Dimitrov (28th) vs. Cameron Norrie (26th) and Nikoloz Basilahvili (36 °) vs. Taylor Fritz (39 °) make up the first semis in the history of a 1000 contest without there being any tennis player among the best 25 in the world.

The closest thing to this happened in the tournament of Monte Carlo 1992: there, Aaron Krickstein (24th) faced Goran Prpic (33rd) and Thomas Muster (37 °) he saw the faces with Arnaud Boetsch (54 °).

In the definition of the 86th edition of that contest, Muster beat the American Krickstein by 6-3, 6-1 and 6-3. In this way, at age 19, the Austrian, who later went on to become a world number and win Roland Garros in 1995, was beginning to take his first steps into the tennis elite.

On the side of the finalist, would become number six in the world and win nine titles in his entire career (one of them, in Boston 1984, to José Luis Clerc). The other side he had were the 10 lost finals that he added in his sporting life at a professional level.

Getting into the remaining semifinalists, Prpic, Croatian, barely won a title, reached the 75th ATP position, and his greatest achievement was the bronze medal in Barcelona 1992. Finally, Boetsch, from France, managed to win three singles tournaments (two in doubles) and the best place in the world ranking was 12th.


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