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From 2012 to present, at least 1 member of the big 4 has been injured each year

Or "injured," depending on who it was.

This isn't really brought up in the era arguments. Let's have a look.

2017: Djokovic and Murray in no condition to compete at the top.
2016: Federer and Nadal fit only for mini-doubles.
2015: Nadal in shambles.
2014: Post-surgery Murray in shambles. Wrist-Dal out post-Wimbledon.
2013: Bad Back Federer in shambles. Murray back surgery post-Wimbledon.
2012: Nadal Rosol'd and out with "knee" post-Wimbledon.

The last time the Big 4 were all present/healthy for the majority of a season was 2011.

You can debate which players are "stronger competition" all you want, but one thing that can't be debated is that when a top guy is injured, it weakens the competition.

It also shows how weak Generation Useless is. It wasn't a matter of The Big 4 locking them out at the same time...2-3 members of the Big 4 at any time were enough to dominate the tour. At least Zverev is able to make a little impact now.

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Re: From 2012 to present, at least 1 member of the big 4 has been injured each year

it only counts when Fed is winning

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Re: From 2012 to present, at least 1 member of the big 4 has been injured each year

Nadal wasn't injured in 2015, though. Badly out of form, understandably so.
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Nadal wasn't injured in 2015, though. Badly out of form, understandably so.
Exactly.

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Nadal played throughout 2015
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Nadal was injured in 2015 lol
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Great post.
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Nadal wasn't injured in 2015, though. Badly out of form, understandably so.
More like, "inexplicably so." He likely was actually injured throughout the year, but figured nobody would buy it after all his fake injuries after shocking upsets from previous years. This is why he continued to try to play last year until he finally realized, "if I keep this up, my career is over."

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I don’t think he’s as fast as he was in his prime. I don’t think a lot of the strokes are as good as they were in his prime, but he’s just such a good tennis player, and as long as he’s healthy he can figure it out. He can mix up his game on a given day. As long as someone is not just overpowering him like Stan did in Paris, Roger has so many options that he’s going to figure out how to beat people as long as they don’t come out and just throw haymakers and land them.
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Re: From 2012 to present, at least 1 member of the big 4 has been injured each year

This is hardly surprising since they are all getting older.
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Re: From 2012 to present, at least 1 member of the big 4 has been injured each year

It has been a pattern I noticed since 2013 really, with each of them somehow hitting a low ranking (around #6 or# 7; for Federer's case was outside Top 10) each year then somehow returning the next year back to the Top 4 spots (while Stan since 2014 just happily lurks within #3-#4, with an exception of being down at #8-#10 during the first half of 2014).



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