28+ year old veterans peaking/making comebacks?
I am just wondering in the last ten years or so, what's up with these veteran players still hanging around, despite injuries or age. For example, there have been guys like Ferrero, Hewitt, Roddick, Haas, Davydenko, Ljubicic, Nalbandian, etc. whose peak was around the 2003-05 years, but within the last two years, they have been making comebacks and several of them winning titles against younger guys. Is it due to experience? The fact that they have been former top ten players who know what it takes to compete? That despite having injuries, their playing style doesn't cause a huge detriment to their bodies? Of course they aren't consistently competing with the top guys, but they are still in the picture. Some of them had long-term injuries, or problems that kept them out for patches of the season, but they are still doing pretty well.
Federer aside, there seem to be a lot of guys 28+ who are enjoy their peak success now rather than at a younger age. You have Ferrer who will be 30 next May, who is having a great year, reaching a career high ranking, has been in the top ten almost a year now.
Mardy Fish who will be 30 this December, reached the top ten for the first time earlier this year. Feliciano Lopez is 30 and he is probably going to reach a career high by the end of the year. Steps and Ljubicic aren't at career highs but they're both 32 and still hanging around the top 30--and Ljuba won a Masters last year.
We're starting to get more youngsters (Nishikori, Raonic, Tomic, Dimitrov, Young, Harrison, etc.) but we still have lots of these "veterans" doing some damage. Is it good for the game? Bad for the game?
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