Originally Posted by FairWeatherFan
Atrocious match. Out of all their career meetings, Nadal and Federer have played only a minute quantity of quality tennis.
Again, it will be the moonballer Nadal versus the quintessential baseliner Djokovic in the final. What a pathetic era of tennis it is when these two, who would be regarded as no-talent hacks in any other era, can continually meet at the very highest level.
Nonsense. Sick & tired of reading about any number of "Golden Eras" which. quiote honestly were just that in their time
. That said, dollars to donuts that the top ten/twenty players today would be more than competitive at any other time -- simply a matter of the sheer number of players involved in the game along with Darwinian evolution (training methods, nutrition, body-types, technology, sports medicine, etc.). In fact, I daresay players such as Murray, Tsonga, Byrdich, Soderling & Verdasco to name but a few, would have a Slam or two playing against the old guard. Never mind the top four -- they'd have a hard time
losing to any of the old timers in 2days game.
The only way to make any sort of balanced comparison would involve a time-machine were the Borgs, Lends, Connors, Lavers et al, could jump forward in time and train with the the same methods available today. Otherwise we're talking routs. Tennis is a great sport and has been for a long time, but like any other it's akin to mental masturbation to compare eras...might get you off, but it's all in your mind.
Enjoy the moment, forget the hate and the irrational comparisons. Today it's all that matters.