Originally Posted by L James
It was only 3-4 years ago when Hewitt, Roddick, Ferrero and Federer won their maiden Grand Slams and experts were saying 'Here is the new era! These young players will battle at the top of the game for many years to come!'. Now, 3 years on, it looks like Hewitt, Roddick and Ferrero are on the downward slide in their careers. Federer of course is in a league of his own.
Was that the quickest 'era' in tennis history and is the new era of Nadal/Murray/Gasquet/Djokovic et al. ready to take over? Has the game passed the likes of Hewitt/Ferrero/Roddick already? Or are they just going through 'down times' and will bounce back to Grand Slam glory soon?
While Nadal has clearly broken through to the elite of the game and Murray looked strong in San Jose, I think it is a little early to name an era after Gasquet or Djokovic since Djokovic has not even won a singles title yet and Gasquet has a 2-5 record this season.