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2003: Federer wins first slam 11 13.10%
2005: Nadal wins first slam 17 20.24%
2008: Nadal reaches nº1 spot 28 33.33%
2009: Nadal wins AO 2 2.38%
Cut the crap, this is a weak era 26 30.95%
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Re: When did the "Strong Era" start?

2005 on clay and 2008 overall
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Re: When did the "Strong Era" start?

No clear point obviously. Things started looking interesting in 2007.
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Re: When did the "Strong Era" start?

This thread is intended as a spoof, right ?
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2005 on clay and 2008 overall
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Re: When did the "Strong Era" start?

No clear line separates both. We had one very strong player in 2004, another one developed from 2005, and now that it looks like there are 3-4 it's clear that winning a slam has a high cost. Much more than in 2002, aged Sampras would have never won the USO with today's top players.

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i would say last year, with the start of murray's breakthrough.

he'll probably win a slam soon and establish himself in the new top 3 with djokovic & nadal.

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Re: When did the "Strong Era" start?

When Federer started losing.

Up until then it was the weakest era ever and Frauderer could only win because he faced utter clowns like one Slam wonder Roddick, and 2 time Slam wonders Hewitt and Safin.

Instead now it's the strongest era ever which is why Frauderer can't win anymore and we have multiple Slam winners like Djokovic and Murray. Not to mention we have real Spartans like Del Potro, Simon and Monfils in the top 10.

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Re: When did the "Strong Era" start?

When did Haas play his first ATP tour match? Theres your answer.

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This is a load of bs. The current Top 10 is the weakest Top 10 ever and this era overall is pathetically weak. Federer dominated a stronger field back then and that wasn't a strong era either.
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Re: When did the "Strong Era" start?

when ken rosewall showed us how to play tennis in 1955...

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This is a load of bs. The current Top 10 is the weakest Top 10 ever and this era overall is pathetically weak. Federer dominated a stronger field back then and that wasn't a strong era either.

What are you talking about?

Frauderer is playing the best tennis of his carrer right now but can't win a title to save his life nowadays. He was very lucky that he played in the weakest era ever or he would be slamless right now. Rafito is very unlucky, if he played in Fed's era he would have 20 Slams by now including 4 consecutive calendar Grand Slams.


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Re: When did the "Strong Era" start?

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when ken rosewall showed us how to play tennis in 1955...
hear, hear.

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Armstrong says in-competition testing will never catch anyone, only out-of-competition testing and the blood passport can.

Tennis has no blood passport system, and does basically no out of competition testing.

The methods and drugs used by Armstrong in 1999 would work in tennis right now, with zero chance of being caught (not slightly surprising to anyone familiar with the topic, btw).
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Re: When did the "Strong Era" start?

anyway the strong era started when Nadal started challeging Fed and was strengthened when Djokovic and Murray arrived at the top.

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Armstrong says in-competition testing will never catch anyone, only out-of-competition testing and the blood passport can.

Tennis has no blood passport system, and does basically no out of competition testing.

The methods and drugs used by Armstrong in 1999 would work in tennis right now, with zero chance of being caught (not slightly surprising to anyone familiar with the topic, btw).
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Re: When did the "Strong Era" start?

Strong era:

http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/5...=18&image1.y=9

Weak era:

http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/5...20&image1.y=11

I would rate the current era as average.

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