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post #211 of 534 (permalink) Old 10-20-2011, 12:41 AM
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Re: Age and Ranking Discussion Thread - Why is the top 100 getting older?

Because with each passing day we get a little bit older.. the top 100 collectively gets older for at least 6 days of every week. Staggering stuff!
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Re: Age and Ranking Discussion Thread - Why is the top 100 getting older?

Top 100 is getting older for one reason and it's not that the sport is getting "more physical"

The real reason is that the new generation are a bunch of arrogant, no talent clowns who think they are too big to practice all day or try their best at small tournaments. Blatant tanking, umpire abusing, temper tantrums are all a staple of clowns like Tomug and Dimugtrov.

I am really hoping none of the "new generation" will ever win a slam or even make a top 5 - they are a taint on tennis legacy Federer and Nadal have created. Tennis should remain a "gentlemen's sport" - not a bunch of jerks trying outdo each other in classless behavior
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I don't think you have really read up on the history of tennis. In the past it wasn't as uncommon as it is today to have 30 years go far deep into the tournament. For example, Jimmy Connors came back from 2 sets to love against Aaron Krickstein at age 39 to reach the semifinals or Rod Laver winning 45 titles after age 30 and at one point was even number 4 in the world at age 36. The few "old man runs" I can think of was Jonas Bjorkman when he had a terribly easy draw at Wimbledon 2006 while he was aged at like 31 or 32 he reached the semis and also Pete Sampras's USO win at age 32. Other than that, it has been quite the young man's sport.
He was in fact 34. Quite amazing when you come to think about it.
We're definitely writing alot of players off to early these days.
I mean a player like Murray can for sure do as Bjorkman did and reach SF in Wimby the year 2021.
Fed can have 5 years left in the top 5/top 10.
The top players are so well trained these days. Barring injuries it's only lack of motivation and drive (read: borg) that is really stopping them from success post 30 years.

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Re: 28+ year old veterans peaking/making comebacks?

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Re: Age and Ranking Discussion Thread - Why is the top 100 getting older?

you do have to give these guys a ton of credit. To be able to stay at the top for so long is a great credit to them. Show a passion for this sport that is great to see.

and as far as that kimiko date remark goes..you really cant have anything but respect for her.
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Re: Age and Ranking Discussion Thread - Why is the top 100 getting older?

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Re: Where are teenagers ?

Two and a half years after the thread was created, the average age of members of top 100 has not stopped increasing. It's now about 27.1 (see graph in 1st post). Despite emergence of young players like Tomic, Stebe, Harrisson and Dimitrov and Santoro's retirement ( )

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Same thing happened in baseball a few years back. You had guys playing into their late 30s, and early 40s, performing better than they did in their late 20s, and early 30s (traditional peak for a baseball player).

I forget why baseball was like that, but it isn't like that any more (I think they called it the "something era"). Maybe there is some relationship between baseball 5 to 15 years ago, and tennis today ?
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Re: Where are the teenagers ?

At school, were they're supposed to be.
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the sport now wears a totally new outlook......current day game is based mainly on defense, endurance, athleticism and most importantly consistency......

variety and offense have been reduced to mere utility tools in this era......the ones who are utterly consistent from the back, defend well and force the issue when needed are usually the winners at australian open, french open, wimbledon and us open......

outright aggressive serving and outright aggressive hitting(often the traits you find among rising young players) from the back means asking for trouble......that is too risky......just look at tsonga among top 10 players......that's just not how you can march on and expect to win slams......

the game begs for some serious application and persistence from the back and teenagers are simply not capable of all that at a high level......

now add the improved training methods and we have players over 30 competing equally with others as if they are still 25.......seasoned campaigners with all their experience pushing the kids back to school......hence the significant shift in average age......

nadal will be the last teenager to win a slam for several decades to come......
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Same thing happened in baseball a few years back. You had guys playing into their late 30s, and early 40s, performing better than they did in their late 20s, and early 30s (traditional peak for a baseball player).

I forget why baseball was like that, but it isn't like that any more (I think they called it the "something era"). Maybe there is some relationship between baseball 5 to 15 years ago, and tennis today ?
i bet you patted yourself on the back vigorously after making that post.

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It's pretty clear. The teenagers of this generation are just purely shit.

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i bet you patted yourself on the back vigorously after making that post.

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I have no idea whether you are being sarcastic or not, but, just the same.

You have to limit your thoughts to vague hints, if you don't agree with the groupthink around here.
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but you are agreeing with the groupthink! It's not like you're implying something everyone here denies or neglects to talk about...far from it. It's actually quite tiresome, in my always humble but never misguided opinion. Yawnsiessss
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...It's not like you're implying something everyone here denies or neglects to talk about...far from it.

Right. There aren't any deleted posts, threads, bannings of members to keep out the thoughts that the mods disagree with.

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