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post #286 of 534 (permalink) Old 01-06-2013, 05:15 PM
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Female juniors should stop trying to be the next glamorous player like Sharapova, and concentrate more on their Tennis. They should all go to Serena Williams for tips on how to beef up. Maybe then they'd get somewhere.

Male juniors? Stop idolizing Fed, Djoker, Murray and Nadal and find their own game, what makes them unique and work on that.

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it is a big deal. there is nobody right now, nada, zero ... it is pathetic
But when fed djoker murray and dull retire, there will be people.

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I'm not worrying about it. The top 100 won't stay empty even after everyone who's in it at the moment will have retired Even if the top 100 or top 250 is getting older... So what? It's evolution of the game Not good or bad, it just is.

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I'm not worrying about it. The top 100 won't stay empty even after everyone who's in it at the moment will have retired Even if the top 100 or top 250 is getting older... So what? It's evolution of the game Not good or bad, it just is.
Its great too see same bloody old faces over and over again, isn't it

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Its great too see same bloody old faces over and over again, isn't it
If they were bloody then I sure wouldn't want to see them again and again To be serious, the same faces for a longer time is better for the sport because casual tennis followers have more chances to learn of these players and become fans, which leads to more tournament revenues etc. More money for everybody.

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If they were bloody then I sure wouldn't want to see them again and again To be serious, the same faces for a longer time is better for the sport because casual tennis followers have more chances to learn of these players and become fans, which leads to more tournament revenues etc. More money for everybody.
And its normal for you that last ATP title for teenagers came 4 and a half years ago, with fact that, probably the only time since ranking started 40 yrars ago, we can't find even one teen in YE Top 250?

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And its normal for you that last ATP title for teenagers came 4 and a half years ago, with fact that, probably the only time since ranking started 40 yrars ago, we can't find even one teen in YE Top 250?
It's unusual but I don't think it's bad. Sure, it's bad for MTF when there are no young players to hype and then put into ground when they don't live up to expectations but that's a different problem

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I'm not worrying about it. The top 100 won't stay empty even after everyone who's in it at the moment will have retired Even if the top 100 or top 250 is getting older... So what? It's evolution of the game Not good or bad, it just is.
Evolution of the game? Absolutely terrible comment. Of course it's bad.

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If they were bloody then I sure wouldn't want to see them again and again To be serious, the same faces for a longer time is better for the sport because casual tennis followers have more chances to learn of these players and become fans, which leads to more tournament revenues etc. More money for everybody.
That quote about money is surely a joke? That represents everything thats wrong with the game.

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Haha. Wouldn't that be exciting? But no, fortunately I don't have to work on this fine Sunday evening. And I'm not defending the ATP in any way, I'm not saying anything at all about them. Just pointing out that tennis is a business (which it is). More fans means more money for everyone. I don't know how you can argue against that.

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If they were bloody then I sure wouldn't want to see them again and again To be serious, the same faces for a longer time is better for the sport because casual tennis followers have more chances to learn of these players and become fans, which leads to more tournament revenues etc. More money for everybody.
I have to disagree. Casual tennis fans need fresh faces who rise throught the rankings with a unique game and attractive personality. Players like Agassi, Becker, McEnroe and Hewitt are examples of this. Popularity of the game always goes up when a new kid appears to mix up the rankings.

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Almost 4 years after i created this thread, the average age of top 10 has reached a new peak in the last ranking: 27y 8m 18d.

As mentionned in another thread, best teenagers are not even in top 250.
Jiri Vesely is 264th and Taro Daniel 283rd.

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I have to disagree. Casual tennis fans need fresh faces who rise throught the rankings with a unique game and attractive personality. Players like Agassi, Becker, McEnroe and Hewitt are examples of this. Popularity of the game always goes up when a new kid appears to mix up the rankings.
Of course we need fresh faces coming through but does it really matter if they breakthrough at 21 instead of at 19?
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It is indeed alarming and that's probably why the number of tournaments might be reduced.
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