Re: 28+ year old veterans peaking/making comebacks?
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.
“For life be, after all, only a waitin' for somethin' else than what we're doin'; and death be all that we can rightly depend on.” - Bram Stoker, Dracula