Re: Why Do People Refer To Gulbis As 'Young' All The Time?
He's young in the sense that he's not been on the same level that long. People are not accustomed to him. Also, in tennis terms people age differently in the sense that some start younger than others. E.g. IMO Nadal is "older" than many other -86 -born players.
There's young and there's tennis young. Every player develops at a different age, but you have to base it on their careers and when they break through and "come of age". That's why this is called this way. If you are at the top when you're just 18 years old you have the mental and physical wear of players at 25 at times that broke through at 21 at maybe 22 years old already
Davydenko, Baghdatis, Tipsarevic, Wawrinka, Gulbis, Troicki, Kyrgios
Sharapova, Jankovic, Zvonareva, Kirilenko, Vesnina, Dokic, Bacsinszky, Jovanovski, Pironkova