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View Poll Results: Are players peaking at older ages in tennis now than in the past?
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post #196 of 534 (permalink) Old 10-19-2011, 08:17 PM
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Re: 28+ year old veterans peaking/making comebacks?

I hope Fed,Novak and Rafa play for 15 more years on this level...all these young guns suck....Rafa was winning GS at 19,Nole had 2 masters GS final and a GS title at 20...well Raonic,Dimitrov and other guys will have 19,20 years next year and do you really think they can do any of these things?
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They are usually nice or charismatic guys (or sometimes both), these who are not tired with contact with fans / press conferences etc. big experience at different situations helps them. They are ambassadors of tennis and great for the game.

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yeah, Ljubicic is definitely doped up. Case closed, everyone. Back to work.
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Because they love the game, just like some of us do.


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I think playing at the later stages of career must be more fun and less stressful and probably one of the causes for these comebacks. Many talented players who don't quite make the cut during their young years probably don't do so because of expectations/ nerves/lack of mental strength. When I watch the older players, I see a relative lack of panic during key moments. They probably lose a bit of their shot-making prowess and foot-speed but can compensate with more "clever" play. It's pretty nice to watch imo. But they can only go so far.

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THESE GUYS RULE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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no one mentioned chela here

chela being ranked that high and having that much success at his age and despite the fact that he has serious problems to run is the biggest surprise in this context for me

you can accuse him of being a fixer and many other things, but the fact that he is still around at his age, with his injury problems and most of all, with the exhausting style he plays, just shows what a tough nut he is
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chela was the highest ranked argentine not too long ago

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I dunno.. Being in your late 20s really aint that old, unless you are some supreme early bloomer.. But most guys don't peak until their early- mid 20s. Most guys dont see a whole lot of success in until their 20s.
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God I miss peak Davydenko

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They will never win any slams.
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I think its great that the veterans in our sports is peaking at a later age, i mean WHY NOT, its always nice to see guys do better at an older age
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