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With a 31 year old very-past-his-prime Federer dominating and winning Slams at the same time in which there's a peak Djokovic and a very strong Nadal, who sweeped the red clay season like he usually does, and with a guy like Mónaco reaching the top 10, you've got to wonder about this.

Those are only a few examples and I'm sure others have consider this possibility as well. This didn't happen in a vacuum of course. In fact, there might be some truth to the experts' talk that tennis has been getting progressively more physical over time, and thus with less talent required to actually play.

What do you think?


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

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With a 31 year old very-past-his-prime Federer fluking and winning 1 Slam at the same time in which there's a peak Djokovic and a very strong Nadal, who sweeped the red clay season like he usually does, and with a guy like Mónaco reaching the top 10, you've got to wonder about this.

Those are only a few examples and I'm sure others have consider this possibility as well. This didn't happen in a vacuum of course. In fact, there might be some truth to the experts' talk that tennis has been getting progressively more physical over time, and thus with less talent required to actually play.

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

Hmm... a 31 year old Federer grabbing 1 slam after 2,5 years sounds a lot better than say...Gaston Gaudio winning a slam during Roger's peak

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Haha. Look at dem haters hatin' and rollin'. Watch Roger "fluke" 4 slams in a row and dem haters starting to roll so much they lose all sense of direction in their lives.


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

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

No, it wont. If for not any other reason because the next era is going to be truly horrific!

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shit thread so far, I've lost the plot
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Tennis has never been on a higher level than it is now.

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

If you ignore the top 3, who are made to look better than they actually are due to lack of competition and surface homogenisation, there are actually very few players out there who are capable of true brilliance and to challenge for a big title.

Same can't be said about the 90's and early 2000's.
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Yeah, a 6 time Wimbledon champion is definitely a fluke winner on a grass court.


If Djokovic never wins Wimbledon again then his sole title will seem a fluke. Like Agassi and Stich who also won their first grass title at Wimbledon.

Nobody flukes 7 Wimbledons.
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Re: Do you think this era will be remembered as a subpar era?

According to MTF, every era was shit.

3 greats dominating and the rest hardly making a dent? Mug era.

A bunch of guys able to win a slam at any given time, but no dominant force? Mug era.

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

the OP appears to be making a case against the achievements of roger federer. given OP's usual agenda on this forum, this comes as a surprise.
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