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Subpar era 32 18.39%
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This will be remembered as the greatest ever era in tennis. The top three are not only seen as amazing ambassadors for the sport but supreme athletes as well. While they have dominated the sport for the last few years, that will have to come to end soon and there is genuine interest in seeing who of the lower ranked players will step up and start challenging for GS in the future.

I would take this era over any in the past and I think most people who appreciate and understand tennis (so obviously not the OP) would agree.
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This will be remembered as the greatest ever era in tennis. The top three are not only seen as amazing ambassadors for the sport but supreme athletes as well. While they have dominated the sport for the last few years, that will have to come to end soon and there is genuine interest in seeing who of the lower ranked players will step up and start challenging for GS in the future.

I would take this era over any in the past and I think most people who appreciate and understand tennis (so obviously not the OP) would agree.
I understand tennis but can't agree. No young talented players, no depth and no variety.

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Re: Do you think this era will be remembered as a subpar era?

Of course today tennis is better than before.
Sport such swimming and athletics had time as a benchmark,
Now, people are getting stronger, faster.
Combine with talent and good coach + technologies, the athlete should perform better than before.
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It's not a question of whether the next generation will be as good as this one. Maybe they will, maybe they won't but it is undeniable that this generation has left a lasting legacy that has improved the sport immensely. Tennis "the brand" has never been stronger and the top three are recognised not only as great tennis players but also great athletes.
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Why would i do the same? Is it the rule? Just leave me troll.

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Nonsense. Bump this thread again 5 to 10 years later.
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This will be remembered as the greatest ever era in tennis. The top three are not only seen as amazing ambassadors for the sport but supreme athletes as well. While they have dominated the sport for the last few years, that will have to come to end soon and there is genuine interest in seeing who of the lower ranked players will step up and start challenging for GS in the future.

I would take this era over any in the past and I think most people who appreciate and understand tennis (so obviously not the OP) would agree.
not sure what makes you think that.

it is a known fact that tennis has been declining for a long time, even federer's domination years back in 2004-2006 were weak in terms of field-quality. however, since then it has only gotten worse until the point in which tennis is today. a game of endurance where talent isn't required. furthermore, with an old federer still going strong and still being the best player in the world with young versions of djok-nadal-murray (not to mention a bunch of other players who were never good enough to consistently challenge the top 3-4) you've gotta conclude this is a weak era.

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not sure what makes you think that.

it is a known fact that tennis has been declining for a long time, even federer's domination years back in 2004-2006 were weak in terms of field-quality. however, since then it has only gotten worse until the point in which tennis is today. a game of endurance where talent isn't required.
Nice generalization How come someone like Dodig is #120 now and not top 5? I'm sure his endurance is top notch.

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not sure what makes you think that.

it is a known fact that tennis has been declining for a long time, even federer's domination years back in 2004-2006 were weak in terms of field-quality. however, since then it has only gotten worse until the point in which tennis is today. a game of endurance where talent isn't required. furthermore, with an old federer still going strong and still being the best player in the world with young versions of djok-nadal-murray (not to mention a bunch of other players who were never good enough to consistently challenge the top 3-4) you've gotta conclude this is a weak era.
Who says "tennis has been declining for a long time"? Sponsorship is up, prize money is higher than it has ever been. tournaments are recording record-breaking attendances, the sport is being promoted in countries that previously showed no interest in it in the past and the top players are among the richest and most highly regarded stars in sport. The only real decline has been in the US but that is down to the lack of home-grown talent and other markets are happily filling that void.
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I can't tell how strong or weak this era is compared to other eras. But 2-4 dominant players winning almost everything, does not define a strong era.
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Who says "tennis has been declining for a long time"? Sponsorship is up, prize money is higher than it has ever been. tournaments are recording record-breaking attendances, the sport is being promoted in countries that previously showed no interest in it in the past and the top players are among the richest and most highly regarded stars in sport.
so is pop music

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so is pop music
And that is your argument? Lol

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How often have we had weak/subpar era arguments in MTF?

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