What do you consider "a generation" in terms of tennis?
This is a spin-off thread of CmonAussie's thread on "the current generation of players", in which he listed Nadal and Rusedski in the same generation.
For me, a "generation of players" spans roughly 5 years. In that way, a player with normal-length career of ca 10 years will get to play opponents from two generations before as well as two generations after. And he will probably play at his highest level for five years, say from 23 to 27 years.
With my definition of generation, Agassi's (*1970) generation spans from Becker (*1967) to Rafter (*1972), but it doesn't include Edberg or Rios. Fed (*1981) and Nadal (*1986) are one generation apart.
Any opinions on this?
I don't like hypocrites, but even worse are the ones who think it's OK to be an asshole as long as you are not hypocritical.