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I feel privelaged to be able to be a tennis fan in this day and age

Too many times have i seen on this forum that this is a weak era, far too many times. I feel the EXACT opposite. This is an era of true legends of tennis that transcend the sport. Roger Federer has put on some of the most domineering, graceful and insane tennis ever created over the last 6 years, and Nadal, the king of clay, the man who has lost once in 5 years at RG has challenged him all the way. These 2 alone make me go 10x more than any other player that i have ever seen. Every single game Federer plays in there are some UNREAL shots that noone has ever been able to do, and Rafas insane passing shots with their incredible spin, have earned their place amongst the greatest shots in history.

These 2 have dominated tennis like no other 2 have ever done for so long, their legendary level of skill may take tennis 20-30 years to produce players of even slightly lesser quality. These are amongst the GOAT, and they have played in the same era. nadals clay dominance is unparalleled, and rogers dominance is beyond insanity, the man is a tennis god!

So i ask, why all the hate for the current state of tennis? I myself am in awe when federer is at his best, noone will probably play like this ever again, and equally nadal, when at his best is a sight to behold. I love the state of tennis as it stands, and i believe more people should too.

I think people at the moment are spoilt, and in 10 years or so, will realise this was the era of TRUE tennis giants, Roger and Rafa.

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Too many times have i seen on this forum that this is a weak era, far too many times. I feel the EXACT opposite. This is an era of true legends of tennis that transcend the sport. Roger Federer has put on some of the most domineering, graceful and insane tennis ever created over the last 6 years, and Nadal, the king of clay, the man who has lost once in 5 years at RG has challenged him all the way. These 2 alone make me go 10x more than any other player that i have ever seen. Every single game Federer plays in there are some UNREAL shots that noone has ever been able to do, and Rafas insane passing shots with their incredible spin, have earned their place amongst the greatest shots in history.

These 2 have dominated tennis like no other 2 have ever done for so long, their legendary level of skill may take tennis 20-30 years to produce players of even slightly lesser quality. These are amongst the GOAT, and they have played in the same era. nadals clay dominance is unparalleled, and rogers dominance is beyond insanity, the man is a tennis god!

So i ask, why all the hate for the current state of tennis? I myself am in awe when federer is at his best, noone will probably play like this ever again, and equally nadal, when at his best is a sight to behold. I love the state of tennis as it stands, and i believe more people should too. He had a run on top for only a few months

I think people at the moment are spoilt, and in 10 years or so, will realise this was the era of TRUE tennis giants, Roger and Rafa.

Allez! Vamos!


Other than Roger or Nadal.. Where are these legends you speak of? Nadal hasnt dominated anything outside of clay. BTW. He cant even maintain his health for an entire season.. hasnt in years.


And its kind of a crossroad.. Have Roger or Nadal dominated together as such that they have been too good? Or just the field haven't been able to reach that next level? Thats a tough question to answer. I think its a little of both personally
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they are so dominant, that other players cannot possibly have got more than 1 or 2 slams, its mathematics.

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It's an awesome era, imo.

But the haters and the nostalgiatards will keep hatin'...

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I agree. Tennis has usually been just a couple 2 or 3 real dominant players. Now we have that and then a very deep field. I mean Cilic was 14 seed in the Aussie Open. A lot of people are saying he will win many majors in his career. And the man who won YEC's and took out the man with 16 majors twice be4 the AO was seeded 6th and a favorite to win it. Tsonga was even seeded 10th. Incredibly deep field but it will keep taking hits from mtfers because we are raw and greedy

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Yawn, so if it's not a mug era, it must be incredible and unprecedented. There's nothing in between I suppose. If you want incredible accompanied by depth, try late 80s early 90s.

Time for lessthanjake to chip in. He loves both the discussion and the black-white picture "if it doesn't suck, it must be the best ever"
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I wonder why the OP got a sudden hard on for tennis and decided to tell everyone about it
This is probably the worst era for tennis since it started being played on this planet
If it were not for Nadal and perhaps a couple of others who keep this sport alive it would have been a free rule for major clown-in-chief Frauderer and his choking mug companions to jump merrily over the coffin of tennis.

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Peak Clay level:
1. Djoker (smoked peak Nadal with ease) and Fed (bagelled peak nadal on clay) 2. Murray (just utterly embarrassed Nadal) 3. Nadal.
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Too many times have i seen on this forum that this is a weak era, far too many times. I feel the EXACT opposite. This is an era of true legends of tennis that transcend the sport. Roger Federer has put on some of the most domineering, graceful and insane tennis ever created over the last 6 years, and Nadal, the king of clay, the man who has lost once in 5 years at RG has challenged him all the way. These 2 alone make me go 10x more than any other player that i have ever seen. Every single game Federer plays in there are some UNREAL shots that noone has ever been able to do, and Rafas insane passing shots with their incredible spin, have earned their place amongst the greatest shots in history.

These 2 have dominated tennis like no other 2 have ever done for so long, their legendary level of skill may take tennis 20-30 years to produce players of even slightly lesser quality. These are amongst the GOAT, and they have played in the same era. nadals clay dominance is unparalleled, and rogers dominance is beyond insanity, the man is a tennis god!

So i ask, why all the hate for the current state of tennis? I myself am in awe when federer is at his best, noone will probably play like this ever again, and equally nadal, when at his best is a sight to behold. I love the state of tennis as it stands, and i believe more people should too.

I think people at the moment are spoilt, and in 10 years or so, will realise this was the era of TRUE tennis giants, Roger and Rafa.

Allez! Vamos!
Obviously you started watching tennis yesterday...

Fact is, no variety in the sport anymore. All the surfaces are increasingly the same and there is a stylistic convergence in the way players are approaching the game. There are few true claycourters anymore and serve-volley grasscourt specialists are entirely extinct. Nowadays, it is possible for players like Fed, Djokovic and Nadal to reach the semis of all grand slams playing the same way because it's not necessary for them to adjust their styles of play. Witness how Lendl had to change his game to have a shot at Wimbledon and how Nadal did it. In the 1990s, Federer would not have won the French and Nadal would not have won Wimbledon. Their achievements in these wins are not on par with Borg in winning both and not even on par with Agassi.

If you are a fan of the hardcourt baseline style of tennis, I can understand why you like this era. But if you like other styles? There is still enjoyable tennis being played, but a much smaller window than the past.

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I love the modern game People can go on about how it's a mug era but what they say doesn't stop me from enjoying it

Will Federer regain the #1 spot and break Sampras's record for most weeks at the top?

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Now we have a cosmic ATP website for the great Gods of tennis, where Federer controls the air and Nadal the sea, but some people just miss the titans.

Sometimes the fun is mixing different ants without a queen and king ruling them.

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this thread has more sour grapes than a bottle of vinegar, enjoy sucking your lemons! ill just go watch fed and nadal next tourney and be once more amazed at their skills, provided rafa is fit and ready to go

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Their achievements in these wins are not on par with Borg in winning both and not even on par with Agassi.
Who did Agassi have to beat that was hogging all the RG titles?

He lost to Costa, for pete's sake. Nadal is the second best claycourter of all time, behind only Borg. I daresay Agassi in this era wouldn't even sniff at an RG final.

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Who did Agassi have to beat that was hogging all the RG titles?

He lost to Costa, for pete's sake. Nadal is the second best claycourter of all time, behind only Borg. I daresay Agassi in this era wouldn't even sniff at an RG final.
I think Agassi would like this clay period cause most of the top guys play hardcourt tennis like he did, it was when he came up against natural surface guys who knew what to do like Coria, Gomez, Courier, Costa, he was sent packing, and Medvedev choked when he should have done the same.

He wouldn't beat Nadal though.

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He was defeated by:

Wilander, Courier, Courier, Courier, Gomez, Muster, Kafelnikov.

He finally managed to win, by defeating Moya. Only claycourter of any note.

Would he beat Federer? Nadal? Even JCF beat him.

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