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The supposed 'New Generation'

Pete, Andre, Pat: 24+ slams by career end
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Andy, Marat, Jan: 3+ slams

Ironic how the New Generation of players have fallen heavily into last's shadow.
And with Roger and Nadal around, don't expect them to stack any more slams onto that plate.



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This just proves that hindsight is a wonderful thing, yes it was dumb to include Gambill as a potential great of the future but he had reasonable prospects and more importantly, the right nationality.

I haven't seen those pics for ages, interesting stuff. I love how most of them seem to get it, with Roddick and Agassi displaying superb pouting skills... and then you get to Sampras, displaying an expression that can best be summed up with the phrase "Meh..."

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JMG wow

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ive seen this before still looks crazy to me

Nieminen- The lucky lefty of tennis.
Sampras- The hairy champion of tennis.
Ferrero- The mosquito of tennis.
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Four Americans
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JMG should have been included as one of the forehand most esthetically ugly among New Generation players
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But where's Federer and Hewitt and Nadal?And these are only the ones we know better but there are others with potential too, like Murray, Monfils, Mathieu, Djokovic, etc.
This is just a comercial...

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This just proves that hindsight is a wonderful thing, yes it was dumb to include Gambill as a potential great of the future but he had reasonable prospects and more importantly, the right nationality..
Yeah, but I still don't understand what Gambill is doing in that picture.
Yes, he is an American, but he was chosen over Hewitt?
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Yeah, but I still don't understand what Gambill is doing in that picture.
Yes, he is an American, but he was chosen over Hewitt?
Insanity!

well the original New Balls Please campaign included many others like Hewitt, Ferrero, Guga....... (can't remember who else now) they're just not on this particular poster (probably aiming for the American audience so they picked Gambill)

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Geez - I didn't even recognise Gambill there...and that is saying something! Wow - he has done crap all for most of his career...but seriously...there were better players that him to be described as the "new, young, force of tennis?"

I mean, Roger was seen as a potential top 10, top 5 player when that poster was released...wasn't he?
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But where's Federer and Hewitt and Nadal?And these are only the ones we know better but there are others with potential too, like Murray, Monfils, Mathieu, Djokovic, etc.
because at that time (2000-2001) Nadal and co where 14-15 years old and Federer was a headcase

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I don´t think they were so wrong about what the "new generation" was those days...

Fed, Guga, Marat,Lleyton, etc took part in the campaign There were a lot of different ads

EDIT: The first ad posted is probably a US poster I guess that`s why Roddick, Gambil and Marat (the new poster boy for some time after his 2000 USO title) are there...
EDIT 2: Nadal,Murray, Monfils, Djokovic, Gasquet, etc were kids those days They are these days` "new generation"

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An interesting statistic: Roger has won 6 slams so far, while the rest of the new generation combined has won 5 (Lleyton 2, Marat 2, Andy 1) The same happened in the previous generation with Pete dominating # of slams won. I wonder whether this will be the case for the new "new generation".
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An interesting statistic: Roger has won 6 slams so far, while the rest of the new generation combined has won 5 (Lleyton 2, Marat 2, Andy 1) The same happened in the previous generation with Pete dominating # of slams won. I wonder whether this will be the case for the new "new generation".
You forgot Guga... that means 3 slams titles more So the rest of the new generation won 8, not 5

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No, i did not forget Guga... I just took the cohort of people born between 1980-1982. I did forget JCF, that makes 6 the grand slams won by the other members of the previous new generation.
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