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The inconsistent generation...

Seems now that the real only consistent players over the years is Federer, with Nadal being quite consistent but still a bit young and not present in enough slams to be labelled 100% consistent.
Initially we had Safin, king of inconsistency, he used to epitomize it.
Roddick doesn't have the game to be consistent over the years, his game is too predictable.
Then came Hewitt, who lately didn't manage to keep a good level of consistency, while still in his prime.
Nalbandian is consistent overall but his lack of titles indicates that his consistency tends to disapear at semis and finals levels.
We had confidence in the claycourters, thinking that their mentality was to last...
Well, Ferrero didn't recover from some injuries, Coria "forgets" his serve motion after being the king of clay court, Gaudio is the biggest headcase exaequo with Safin, some Argies disappear because they are dopers...

Who else do we have ? Agassi is on the verge of retiring, cannot be consistent with his body, Blake and Ljubo are consistent on hard only. Davydenko can be consistent from time to time but not at top level.

The 80's were certainly not that bad regarding consistency, with basically the top 5-6 in late rounds of tournies and slams. The 90's were the begining of the inconsistency era, but Agassi and Sampras secured a good level of consistency.

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Re: The inconsistent generation...

Flip side of this...tennis got more competitive at the lower rankings...deeper if you will. Hence the eternal debate: has competition gone up, down, stayed the same, or impossible to tell. Have fun debating that one.
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Re: The inconsistent generation...

That is right Jairus, because of the deeper fields there will never be a stable of steady slam stars. Rafa and Roger are pretty much it right now.
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Re: The inconsistent generation...

Actually Roddick has been consistent, being in the top 5 for the 4th year running now, although he's now falling faster than tangerine_dream's old breasts.

Hewitt has been very much in the scene since 2000 for every year except 2003, so I'd say he's very consistent.

Of course, by Agassi's standards that's not consistency, but a few years at the top is pretty impressive IMO.
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Actually Roddick has been consistent, being in the top 5 for the 4th year running now, although he's now falling faster than tangerine_dream's old breasts.

Hewitt has been very much in the scene since 2000 for every year except 2003, so I'd say he's very consistent.

Of course, by Agassi's standards that's not consistency, but a few years at the top is pretty impressive IMO.
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Re: The inconsistent generation...

Federer used to be just as inconsistent as Safin...its only 2 to 3 years he has found his groove.....
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Federer used to be just as inconsistent as Safin...its only 2 to 3 years he has found his groove.....
mmm... He's been ranked 6th or higher since the end of 2002, before that he was not even 20.

Safin was extremely consistent when he was 20, but ever since then
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mmm... He's been ranked 6th or higher since the end of 2002, before that he was not even 20.

Safin was extremely consistent when he was 20, but ever since then
Sadly, not even then...didn't he start 2000 with like 7 losses in a row or something crazy...the fact that he was so close to year end #1 makes the amazingness of the rest of his year increase that much.
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I would agree with the firts post. The only reason Fed is a kind of role model (IMHO) now is his consistency. (He's dead talanted though)
You may adore let's say Safin, but sooner or later you get tired of all his inconsistency, and if you still like/love/adore/support him, that's only couse you already consider him as son/brother.....(I'm not talking about teen girls), or you have smth similar to him (this mental ups and downs) and it makes him closer, but again, all this feelings have nothing to do with pure athletism.
With Roger we have different situation. And I really do respect him, becouse of his strength, even if it's a hard work and not just a talent. (Even more respect, if his consistensy is a hard work.)

And after all, may be it's not just a tennis, but this generation problem?
I really think we'll see more consistency among younger players, in a couple of years.

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You may adore let's say Safin, but sooner or later you get tired of all his inconsistency, and if you still like/love/adore/support him, that's only couse you already consider him as son/brother.....(I'm not talking about teen girls)
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Most Inconsistent Player In Tennis?

Who does your vote go to? For me its probably Ivo Karlovic, if he is serving well he can beat anyone but his general game is an absolute shambles.
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Re: Most Inconsistent Player In Tennis?

Youzhny
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Re: Most Inconsistent Player In Tennis?

Some good players there and I would have to agree, Malisse is excellent on his day but he is terribley inconsistent

Marat Safin is another name id throw into the ring
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Re: Most Inconsistent Player In Tennis?

Xavier Malisse.
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Re: Most Inconsistent Player In Tennis?

Marat Safin.

A lot of the young guys of course, but I'd rather wait and see if they grow out of it then label them that way now.

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