there's no doubt that the current depth of the field is pathetic compared to strong eras like 1980s and 1990s, and even around 2003-2004
however, it is really beyond justification that tsonga, who has played shit for 6 months (same for berdych, except longer), and tipsarevic, who should have been banned from tennis ages ago, are considered challengers and among the top 8 players in the world
it's like a race to see who is 'least bad'
the fact is, an injured nadal and an aging frauderer is showing the cracks
beyond djokovic and murray, the field is mostly dire
Ferrer is doing great, also Delpo, Berdych, Tsonga... the problem is that those ahead of them are just too good for anybody. This would happen in this era or any other.