It’s no secret that Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray have dominated all facets of the men’s game, including the ATP Masters 1000 tournaments as they own a combined 106 titles between them.
However, it looks like the ATP’s “Big 4” has hit a bit of a snag when it comes to winning in Indian Wells and Miami. For the first time since 2002-’03, three stagings of the tournaments that make up the “Sunshine Double” have gone by without one of them coming out on top.
In 2004, Federer captured his first Indian Wells title, kicking off a six-year run where at least one of the two hard-court titles were claimed by the four. That streak came to an end in 2010, when Ivan Ljubicic defeated Andy Roddick in the Indian Wells final, followed by Roddick denying Tomas Berdych in Miami.