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How many good years do Roger, Nole and Rafa have left?

In terms of being threats at the slams,YEC, Masters et. Could '12 be Roger's last hurrah? Maybe 2013 for Rafa. Depending on whether or not Nole can stay healthy maybe 2014?
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Re: How many good years do Roger, Nole and Rafa have left?

I really believe Federer can be top 10 untill he's 35, 2016. It's more a matter of motivation.

Nadal 2013 or 2014 as the last year he can be relevant.

Djokovic has the magic egg, so I'm writing him down for 2016.

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Re: How many good years do Roger, Nole and Rafa have left?

Federer will probably outlast Nadal, Djokovic I dont know.

Federer might play until his late 30s like Agassi, Nadal should retire in 2,3 years. Djokovic might have injury problems ahead.

I cant see them beeing top 3 still in 2014 to tell the truth, Nadal should fall by then. Murray might outlast Djokovic and have his best time when Djokovic and Nadal have their fall from grace.

Thing is the young generation in this era sucks, I think there will soon be a transitional era with avarage players winning slams like in early 00s. Federer might still have his chanses with easy draws like Agassi had in Australia in his early 30s.

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Federer will probably outlast Nadal, Djokovic I dont know.

Federer might play until his late 30s like Agassi, Nadal should retire in 2,3 years. Djokovic might have injury problems ahead.

I cant see them beeing top 3 still in 2014 to tell the truth, Nadal should fall by then. Murray might outlast Djokovic and have his best time when Djokovic and Nadal have their fall from grace.

Thing is the young generation in this era sucks, I think there will soon be a transitional era with avarage players winning slams like in early 00s. Federer might still have his chanses with easy draws like Agassi had in Australia in his early 30s.

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where are the young 18,19yrs olds pushing for top 10 rankings like we used to have???
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where are the young 18,19yrs olds pushing for top 10 rankings like we used to have???
18, 19? We dont even have 22 year olds....

The next generation will be nothing compared to Nadal's or Federer's generation. I think it might be the lazy computer generation that didnt grow up playing outdoors coming up.

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Re: How many good years do Roger, Nole and Rafa have left?

Roger will probably play on for another 3-4 years and still be in contention for slams. Djokovic and Murray should outlast Nadal and will be splitting some slams in the next 5-6 years. Nadal? Not sure given that he looks lost since going 0-6 to Nole in 2011...
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18, 19? We dont even have 22 year olds....

The next generation will be nothing compared to Nadal's or Federer's generation. I think it might be the lazy computer generation that didnt grow up playing outdoors coming up.
Tennis is now so much more physical games. Even talented young players do not really get a chance until they fully developed their physicality.
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I think Roger will retire in 2013.
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Have seen better movement from federer this year than last. His backhand has improved and the serve has gotten better although less aces. He has emphasized improving his return game which i can say has been much better since basel. End of the day federer is more and more of an offensive player and that alone will keep him knocking at the door easily till end of 2013 and notably injury free based on his playing style.


Wheras nadal and djoker rely much more on defensive tennis which is much more detrimental to their health and grinding long matches I see it actually getting easier for federer to defeat them over the next few years as their bodies will break down and they will lose the ability to defend like they are and they will be injury ridden like most tennis players. Federer's playing style saves his body whereas the other two destroy theirs.
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Nadal is done so is Djoker. Federer may still be a constant threat to GS upto 2014.
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In terms of being threats at the slams,YEC, Masters et. Could '12 be Roger's last hurrah? Maybe 2013 for Rafa. Depending on whether or not Nole can stay healthy maybe 2014?
Something like that...
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Re: How many good years do Roger, Nole and Rafa have left?

This era of Federers, Nadals, Djokovics need a support in young guns. A reason is not to create a huge hole of nothing when they will consecutively slow down a little bit.

I hope, that young guns will make an impact in 2012, mainly Raonic, Tomic, Harrison, Stebe and Nishikori. But unfortunately, nowadays it is not only a question of talent, but also massive psysical ability.

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