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What era do you feel is stronger? 2004-2007 or 2008-Present?

At this point in time?

You still had some of the old guard around like Agassi still making some waves at an advanced age. Fed reaching his peak You had Roddick and Hewitt in their primes, Nadal rising in 05 etc. By late 07-08 you had Murray and Djokovic coming up on the radar etc and Nadal finally coming into his own as the dominant player by 08
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Re: What era do you feel is stronger? 2004-2007 or 2008-Present?

2003-2007, imo

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Re: What era do you feel is stronger? 2004-2007 or 2008-Present?

2008-now. No real competition for Fed in those years.
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2008-now. No real competition for Fed in those years.
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Re: What era do you feel is stronger? 2004-2007 or 2008-Present?

2008 to present is stronger.

For example, I can now think of quite a few legitimate contenders for the AO. In 2004 to 2007, you would struggle to think of anyone other than Fed who would win Slams apart from RG.
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2008-now. No real competition for Fed in those years.
By that token I can say nadull has no competition currently,its not enough to isolate the anomaly.
More evidence is required since its in your interest that this era be stronger because of Murray.

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Re: What era do you feel is stronger? 2004-2007 or 2008-Present?

I think the competition is stronger now but still at the top in the last 20 GS tournaments only 2 were not won by Fedal (Djokovic AO 2008 and Del Potro US Open 2009)
I still think this is the stronger era 2008-present
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Re: What era do you feel is stronger? 2004-2007 or 2008-Present?

The current top players: Nadal, Fed, Nole and Murray are way more consistent. Nole and Murray have been in the top 4 for a long time now. While the likes of Ljubo and Blake didn't last long in the top 4...
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Now. Only Fedtards will say the contrary.

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By that token I can say nadull has no competition currently,its not enough to isolate the anomaly.
More evidence is required since its in your interest that this era be stronger because of Murray.
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Now. Only Fedtards will say the contrary.
Negative everyone is biased to a certain extent,,fans of players of previous eras will always claims their era is stronger as fans of the current players,,this will continue also in the next generation when fans of tomic/dimitriov claim their era is stronger tennis moves on.

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Whats funny about that post.. I didn't say that 04-07 is stronger than now, I said the simple reason of using 1 player to prove a point is insufficient.

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Re: What era do you feel is stronger? 2004-2007 or 2008-Present?

Kohlschreiber has said tennis is considerably stronger now than in 2007.
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Re: What era do you feel is stronger? 2004-2007 or 2008-Present?

03-07. Fed was THAT good. He had no competition because he was THAT good. Unplayable. If he was at peak level now, he'd destroy this lot more easily than he did peak Roddick, peak Hewitt, peak Safin and peak Nalbandian.

Fed's generation as a whole have better careers than Nadal's too. All bar Nalbandian are slam winners and #1s, while Murray, Djokovic and Del Potro have just 2 slams and no weeks at the top.

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Re: What era do you feel is stronger? 2004-2007 or 2008-Present?

Difficult to say, I dont know where I would place lets say Djokovic against Safin, or Murray against prime Hewitt. I think there is more potential in Murray than Hewitt, but Hewitt was more of a champion than Murray. Roddick was quite good 2004-2005 and still today can defeat Murray and Djokovic, even Nadal has his hands full with Roddick everytime I have seen them play.

We have also talented players like Davydenko and Nalbandian with their peak 2005-2007, I would say they are greater than the likes of Soderling and Berdych, we have seen both Davy and Nalbandian handle Nadal's game without any problems and Nalbandian would actually beat peak Federer more often than not indoors. I think even Ljubo showed how we underestimate the guys that played good tennis 2004-2007 when he defeated Nadal and Djokovic in Indian Wells. Gonzalez was also a quality player, better than many current routine top 10 players like lets say Verdasco. Old Agassi was also still a force to count on, he really had it in him to beat anyone not named Roger Federer on hardcourt 2003-2005, I got a feeling that 2004-2005 Agassi would beat 2010 Nadal in a USOPEN final, but that is pure speculation from my part.

The greatest talent out of the young guns (except Nadal) which is Del Potro has been stopped by injuries, I dont value much anyone in this era except Djokovic, Murray and Del Potro. Only Djokovic which is the least talented out of the 3 has lived up to his full potential, so I feel Murray is kind of the new Nalbandian (without the physical problems but with tactical problems and a too defensive gameplan) and Del Potro is a new Safin without mental problems but instead loads of injuries and physical problems. Djokovic is slightly better than Hewitt and Roddick but not by much, overall I cant say this era is more talented than the one 2004-2007.
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