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So When Is The Younger Generation Going To Step Up???

~ In the Fall of 2009 it was Daydenko (28) dominating
~ Federer (28) won the Australian Open
~ Ljubicic (31) took Indian Wells
~ Roddick (27) adds Miami to his belt today

So when exactly are the young guns going to step up and take over tennis? Why is what many consider to be a mug era suddenly smacking these kids around???

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Re: So When Is The Younger Generation Going To Step Up???

Not so soon... they are not even near the Top 100 (not to mention some big victories on Tour)

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Re: So When Is The Younger Generation Going To Step Up???

c'mon Del Potro won the USO and he's been injured this year He might not have won IW and Miami, but he would have been a factor for sure. The others do need to step up though
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Re: So When Is The Younger Generation Going To Step Up???

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~ Roddick (28) adds Miami to his belt today
Rod is 27.

Hope he plays this well when he's 28 though.
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Re: So When Is The Younger Generation Going To Step Up???

Because many were wrong, and it was a damn fine era.
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Re: So When Is The Younger Generation Going To Step Up???

Ive been wondering that for the better part of a year or two anyways.. Djokovic seemed the most likely candidate 2 years ago.. Thats gone wayward. He just flat sucks anymore. Murray? ehhh... He will never dominate or be number 1 with his style of game.. Not nearly aggressive enough and hes turning out to be a legitimate headcase. Del Potro is maybe the most logical at this point out of the younger guys but hes more frail then someone with osteoporosis
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Rod is 27.

Hope he plays this well when he's 28 though.
Roddick will get a few titles here and there but doubtful he will ever add to his slam count nor reach the top of the heap again. Hes playing reasonably well right now... But we'll see. Yea he won Miami but the top dogs right now are not up to par right now. It will be different at the slams.. Hes going to have to go through Fed, Nadal, Djoker and Murray for sure.
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Re: So When Is The Younger Generation Going To Step Up???

And where is the really young generation? I mean those born 1989 and later.

3 years ago, Nadal was already Federer's main rival, Djokovic and Murray were top 16, Monfils and Gasquet were up there, Del Potro was coming through, and Gulbis was looking promising.

Who's coming through aged 18-21 now?
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Re: So When Is The Younger Generation Going To Step Up???

Well, Nishikori (born Dec. 1989) reached No. 56 in 2008 when he was still 18, not to mention winning his first ATP title at Delray Beach and reaching R4 at USO. From 2008 to early 2009, Kei had wins over players like Blake, Ferrer, Querrey, Gulbis and Berdych and took a set from #1 Rafa; not bad at all for a teenager.
But his elbow broke down early last year---he underwent a surgery in August and is still doing rehab. (He made a brief come back in Delray this year but lost in R1 three sets.) It seems he still has some pains when he tries to serve strongly.
He's quite injury prone but if he become fitter then the results and rankings should follow.

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well i'd offer up Ryan Harrison of the USA but his results the last 3 weeks would lead me to think he may not be the next guy to carry the USA flag. Oh well.........
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well i'd offer up Ryan Harrison of the USA but his results the last 3 weeks would lead me to think he may not be the next guy to carry the USA flag. Oh well.........
What's been so bad about Harrison recently? Yea his last 3 matches were weak, but he's young and is going to be erratic. In Indian Wells he beat Dent and then held his own against the eventual champion. His ranking has increased from 358 to 252 this year, even though all but one of his opponents this year has been ranked higher than him. Yea it could've been better, but the past 3 months have been very respectable for him.

I'm confident he'll finish 2010 in the top 100.
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"New Generation" Tennis Discussion

Is there any hope for:
1. Murray
2. Gasquet
3. Cilic
4. Monfils
5. Baghdatis
6. Querrey
7. Tomic
8. Tsonga

Can they win a slam?

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Re: What happened to Youngers?

Murray can win a Slam. No pressure on him from the media during the next Aussie Open.
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They should consider joining the WTA.
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Murray can win a Slam. No pressure on him from the media during the next Aussie Open.
I think so too. He played so well there this year. I have a feeling that if he breaks the duck and wins his first, he is going to win 7 or 8 at least

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