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Anyone's missing the good old days??

I'd be curious to see if anyone's with me on this.. but I really do miss the old times when Guga Safin, Ferrero (not to mention Sampras, Agassi.. were on top). I feel like it was a whole lot more exciting back then.. and the players used to be so charismatic with unique personalities. Now it feels like there's just a whole bunch of players. Everyone shines once and then disappears.. Pretty disturbing.. As much as I like Nadal, as I enjoy Federer's game, I'm just feeling a bit (lot) nostalgic
I know Ferrero's still out there doing his very best but I guess it won't be long before he retires too.. So it's really much the end of an era and it saddens me
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Yeah well , it's always like that in any sports , you'll always be nostalgic of the era you grow up with or the first era you watched.True that the players were maybe more charismatic but I think thats just variance or hazard.In 5 years we could end up with a very charasmatic top 3 who knows.Maybe in 10 years if we dotn see anybody winning like Fed you will miss seeing a player so clutch and you'll say damn I miss having a player that choked so rarely and close the deal so often , a great rivalry between number 1 & 2 or things like that.Maybe in 10 years nobody in the top 3 will have more than 2 or 3 slams.Sometimes it's when it's over than you enjoy something , but it's too late , kindda like the girlfriend you were never particularly THAT in love with while with her but then she left and you realise you had it good with her lol
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True.. It definitely has something to do with the fact that I grew up watching them.. but still very objectively speaking it was a lot more fun back then.. We (I) used to enjoy the players as much as their game. I feel like it's no longer the case. Now, I happen to like a player's game (like Murray's) but not the player himself. and to be a "fan", I really think you need to have both. It's supposed to be a whole.. At least that's what I think..
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MTF needs to get rid of all those nostalgiatards, or at least open them a sub-forum where they can whine, cry and talk about the good ol' days...
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True.. It definitely has something to do with the fact that I grew up watching them.. but still very objectively speaking it was a lot more fun back then.. We (I) used to enjoy the players as much as their game. I feel like it's no longer the case. Now, I happen to like a player's game (like Murray's) but not the player himself. and to be a "fan", I really think you need to have both. It's supposed to be a whole.. At least that's what I think..
Yeah well , I feel the same about Murray and others , if you dont like the person you cant like the player , I like Rafa the person but i just hate his game , thats why I always root for Roger.
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MTF needs to get rid of all those nostalgiatards, or at least open them a sub-forum where they can whine, cry and talk about the good ol' days...
Don't say that again... maybe in 10 years time you will be whining for the good ol' days when Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Murray were in top form.

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Don't say that again... maybe in 10 years time you will be whining for the good ol' days when Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Murray were in top form.
Not at all... I used to enjoy the Becker/Edberg rivalry back in the day, yet I don't miss it or at least am not bitching around...
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Not at all... I used to enjoy the Becker/Edberg rivalry back in the day, yet I don't miss it or at least am not bitching around...
If you have sth interesting to say regarding that topic I'd be glad to read it. If not, feel free to move on to another topic.. I honestly don't see why you need to be rude here..
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Yeah well , it's always like that in any sports , you'll always be nostalgic of the era you grow up with or the first era you watched.
exactly for me it's the 80s McEnroe, Connors, Lendl, Noah, Leconte, Mecir, Cash, Wilander ... later Becker

There was some game and some charisma

And I was totally boring during the period Safinou mentions

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If you have sth interesting to say regarding that topic I'd be glad to read it. If not, feel free to move on to another topic.. I honestly don't see why you need to be rude here..
I'm not rude, just stating my opinion... If you can't take other people's opinion you better not start a thread in GM

As for the topic, obviously you're just a safinette that can't get over the fact that Marat's career went south for years because of stronger opposition...
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I'd be curious to see if anyone's with me on this.. but I really do miss the old times when Guga Safin, Ferrero (not to mention Sampras, Agassi.. were on top). I feel like it was a whole lot more exciting back then.. and the players used to be so charismatic with unique personalities. Now it feels like there's just a whole bunch of players. Everyone shines once and then disappears.. Pretty disturbing.. As much as I like Nadal, as I enjoy Federer's game, I'm just feeling a bit (lot) nostalgic
I know Ferrero's still out there doing his very best but I guess it won't be long before he retires too.. So it's really much the end of an era and it saddens me
I miss certain players but what I miss more are the rivalries. With Pete's era, for example, as success as he was on fast courts, he would struggle at the French. He didn't dominate on clay. Plus Andre had at least some success, and of course there was Guga.
But even so, I remember reading and hearing people getting bored with Pete winning so much.

Now, with Rafa having his problems, it's just not competitive. I don't think the other players are "mugs." I would agree Roger is probably the GOAT. But it just seems to me the other players are content with coming in second or something. Like now Novak is even saying, "he" was born in the wrong era. Andy Roddick already says it! :LOL: Who's to say things would have had necessarily been different if Andy Roddick would have met another player in Wimby finals, for example.

I dunno. I just never heard Andre say he was born in the "wrong" era in spite Pete's success At his best, Guga believes he would have beaten Roger at his best, for example. I mean, he doesn't say, "Well, Roger is the GOAT, so I was just lucky he and I were born in different eras!" I don't hear or read him say, "Wow, I'm just lucky Rafa and I were born in different eras--or Borg and I were born in different eras."

There is just something weird about this era that the players seem so ready to defer to Roger. And yeah, a lot of that is Roger, of course. But then again, a lot the players just seem like their content with their "fate" or something! I can't explain it very well...

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I definitely don't miss that much the early 2000s. The level of play was higher than today but it was already veering towards this boring baseline grinding crap.
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I'm sure in ten or fifteen years time, someone will be posting how they "miss the great rivalries like Querrey versus Isner", when the players were "real characters" unlike the wooden puppets on stilts we have NOW.
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I'm sure in ten or fifteen years time, someone will be posting how they "miss the great rivalries like Querrey versus Isner", when the players were "real characters" unlike the wooden puppets on stilts we have NOW.
Actually, I think this era has some characters. But most of them are playing for second-place or runner-up. They will all believe they were born in the wrong era, particularly if Roger keeps playing and winning until he's 35!

Besides, Roger has an OK personality. I think Roger is more entertaining personality-wise than Pete. To me, Pete has shown more of his personality after retirement than he ever did while he was playing.

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I'd be curious to see if anyone's with me on this.. but I really do miss the old times when Guga Safin, Ferrero (not to mention Sampras, Agassi.. were on top). I feel like it was a whole lot more exciting back then.. and the players used to be so charismatic with unique personalities. Now it feels like there's just a whole bunch of players. Everyone shines once and then disappears.. Pretty disturbing.. As much as I like Nadal, as I enjoy Federer's game, I'm just feeling a bit (lot) nostalgic
I know Ferrero's still out there doing his very best but I guess it won't be long before he retires too.. So it's really much the end of an era and it saddens me
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