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View Poll Results: Are we witnessing a lost generation?
Absolutely Yes. Coric and co. will arrive and own every previous gen. 8 15.69%
Yes. Coric and co. will be ready to rule only after the big 4 depart. 16 31.37%
Absolutely No. Jerzy and co. will crush big 4 soon and the next gen too.. 5 9.80%
No. Jerzy and co. will rule for a while before Coric and co. arrive. 22 43.14%
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Jerzy, Milos, Grigor and Tomic - The lost generation?

People have argued about reasons for the delayed (and impending) arrival of the next-gen players: tennis is too physical these days, big 4 are too good, next-gen players are just not good enough, surface homogenization etc. The current situation:

Rafa, Nole, Andy and Fed (2013 aside) are still going strong.

Jerzy, Milos, Grigor, Tomic are still trying to make their name.

Khachanov, Kyrgios, Kokkinakis, Vesely, Quinzi, Garin, Coric are taking baby steps.

Do you think we are seeing a lost generation of tennis talent with Kyrgios, Coric and co. ready to take over by the time Big 4 leave the game or will the intermediate generation get their time under the sun?

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Re: Jerzy, Milos, Grigor and Tomic - The lost generation?

Raonic won't do anything, I'll tell you that now. Servebots do not win slams.

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We just gonna have to wait and see what's going on

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Re: Jerzy, Milos, Grigor and Tomic - The lost generation?

I think that "lost generation" applies more to the Wawrinka/Gasquet/Monfils/Tsonga generation. They're the ones who got denied most by the Rafa/Fed/Nole stranglehold.

The Raonic/Janowicz/Tomic/Dimitrov generation could have more time to themselves.
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Kyrgios wont be dominating anything, thats for sure.
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i hope the latter happens. they still have time
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Raonic won't do anything, I'll tell you that now. Servebots do not win slams.
How did I know you'd attack Raonic as soon as you seen his name ? He mentioned 10 possible future players, and all you see is Raonic!

Just because you don't like his game doesn't mean he won't improve and succeed(being the highest ranked at his age, he's already improved over his age class), and maybe he won't, what's the big deal, you have to attack every time you see his name?

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Re: Jerzy, Milos, Grigor and Tomic - The lost generation?

Lost generation in that they won't be all time greats, but given their current level it would take a near miracle to not see them dominate for a time.

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How did I know you'd attack Raonic as soon as you seen his name ? He mentioned 10 possible future players, and all you see is Raonic!

Just because you don't like his game doesn't mean he won't improve and succeed(being the highest ranked at his age, he's already improved over his age class), and maybe he won't, what's the big deal, you have to attack every time you see his name?
It's not every time...like 80% max.

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Tennis is absolutely more physical now, which is great, teenagers can no longer get instant gratification, and have to earn there careers, like in all other walks of life!

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Tennis is absolutely more physical now, which is great, teenagers can no longer get instant gratification, and have to earn there careers, like in all other walks of life!
Which is fair enough, that doesn't seem to be drilled in to the likes of Tomic and Sock though. It's always been the case tbh. Look at Hewitt at just 20. A machine that would put these guys to shame.

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People have argued about reasons for the delayed (and impending) arrival of the next-gen players: tennis is too physical these days, big 4 are too good, next-gen players are just not good enough, surface homogenization etc. The current situation:

Rafa, Nole, Andy and Fed (2013 aside) are still going strong.

Jerzy, Milos, Grigor, Tomic are still trying to make their name.

Khachanov, Kyrgios, Kokkinakis, Vesely, Quinzi, Garin, Coric are taking baby steps.

Do you think we are seeing a lost generation of tennis talent with Kyrgios, Coric and co. ready to take over by the time Big 4 leave the game or will the intermediate generation get their time under the sun?
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Even though I want him to, I don't think Tomic will do anything. He's spending as much time partying as he is training (possibly more time partying).

I think Jerzy, Milos & Grigor are slowly coming into their games, and will do some big things in the next two years.

Vesely has yet to do much on the main tour level, while Kyrgios qualified out of nowhere for the French Open & won a round, before qualifying for the US Open and putting in a respectable performance against Ferrer. But I think it will be another 3-4 years before any of their generation becomes a serious factor.

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