Originally Posted by Wing Man Frank
Who knows who will win a Slam once Djokovic and Murray are gone? There are no outstanding candidates.
Do you feel those that do win a Slam will have deserved it given it will take the best players retiring before they can?
As I said, Milos is improving, but only in terms of consistency. His results versus the best haven't improved and he is no bigger a threat today than he was a year ago.
Regardless of whether they are outstanding or not, someone will have to win those Slams - they will not be over without a winner.
And yes, I feel that they will deserve their Slams, yes. Just like Djokovic deserves to be #1 although odds are he'd never have sniffed it if he had had to compete with prime Federer. He's better than his current competition so he deserves to be #1 and win Slams, regardless of whether some past competition might have been of a higher level. Conversely, those future Slam winners will deserve their titles even if their level isn't as a high as that of the current ones.
You, tennis never stops. Someone must win the tournaments and occupy the top ranking spots even with the best are out. For instance, Nadal hadn't broken through yet in 2004 and Gaudio took advantage of that to win the FO - which was fully deserved and legitimate. What do you suggest, the tournament should have been cancelled instead?