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Who is the next great fighter from the new generation?

Nole Rules
01-31-2012, 06:11 PM
I doubt that we will see great fighters like Nole, Rafa, Hewitt & Ferrer on the tour after they retire. Who do you think will be best fighter among these young players?

For me, it's a toss up between Harrison & Nishikori. Both seems to have great fighting spirit.

shiaben
01-31-2012, 06:18 PM
The sad news IMHO is that it's probably Tomic. He's put on a good resume against top level players. And against the top 4 he's been able to take sets off them. But the fact of the matter is, it shows how pathetic, this new generation really is when a guy like Tomic is probably the "next best" thing and the guy has shitty footwork.

It's going to be awhile till you see anyone in the caliber of Federer, Nadal, or Djokovic.

rocketassist
01-31-2012, 06:20 PM
Tomic.

He'll be the most successful, because his game suits 2012 conditions. On more diverse conditions, they'd all be good candidates to progress.

Naudio Spanlatine
01-31-2012, 06:20 PM
Nishikori and Dimitrov:inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

I wish them both a very successful 2012:angel:

Mateya
01-31-2012, 06:49 PM
Noone comes close to Gulbis fighting spirit. :worship:

From the poll...Nishikori impressed me the most. But it depends from circumstances, a lot of players he can fight until death one day, but the next day they don't give a shit.

emotion
01-31-2012, 06:51 PM
Clearly not Dimitrov, Tomic. Don't really think Stebe either. IMO Berankis, though Harrison and Raonic are good also. Nishikori I dunno about, he does show fight at times but I've seen him give up before for sure

misty1
01-31-2012, 06:52 PM
its almost crazy to say kei because he's been around a while now but he's still very young

and so i will say kei and probably tomic and raonic after that

Capuccino
01-31-2012, 06:58 PM
Donald Young

r2473
01-31-2012, 07:06 PM
Who knows. A few years ago, Djokovic retired all the time. And now........

Nole Rules
01-31-2012, 07:15 PM
Who knows. A few years ago, Djokovic retired all the time. And now........

Indeed. :lol:

SetSampras
01-31-2012, 07:22 PM
When will this occur? Another 5-10 years. I don't have much faith in the younger generation right now to be honest. There is a serious lack of talent and drive there right now

ossie
01-31-2012, 07:22 PM
Noone comes close to Gulbis fighting spirit. :worship:

From the poll...Nishikori impressed me the most. But it depends from circumstances, a lot of players he can fight until death one day, but the next day they don't give a shit.lionheart gasquet would like to have a word with you.

Sauletekis
01-31-2012, 07:41 PM
Nishikori and not even close.

Li Ching Yuen
01-31-2012, 07:42 PM
When will this occur? Another 5-10 years. I don't have much faith in the younger generation right now to be honest. There is a serious lack of talent and drive there right now

It's always nice to hear your expertise on the matter with your vast knowledge in tennis, current and past. Many would die to even come close to the networking ability you are capable of pulling together to claim such statements like the above. Who would've known, we have people in here that have the power to fore-tale the future right at their fingertips and from time to time chose to share it with us mere mortals in between sessions of defending Sampras' legacy. I'm humbled to send you this message, Master.

Sauletekis
01-31-2012, 07:42 PM
The sad news IMHO is that it's probably Tomic. He's put on a good resume against top level players. And against the top 4 he's been able to take sets off them. But the fact of the matter is, it shows how pathetic, this new generation really is when a guy like Tomic is probably the "next best" thing and the guy has shitty footwork.

It's going to be awhile till you see anyone in the caliber of Federer, Nadal, or Djokovic.

Pole it's about the best fighter not the best player... ;)

Looner
01-31-2012, 07:47 PM
Isn't Nishi a bit too old for this poll?

misty1
01-31-2012, 07:50 PM
Isn't Nishi a bit too old for this poll?

he's 22

nole_no1
01-31-2012, 07:50 PM
Nishikori of course

Looner
01-31-2012, 08:28 PM
he's 22

Yeah, I think that makes him a bit too old to be considered the same generation as these guys. I mean he'll be 23 this year and the oldest of these young guns is Dimitrov who will turn 21 this year. Tomic is only 19 and will turn 20 this year. Therefore, I voted Tomic for the lack of a better option.

MuzzahLovah
01-31-2012, 09:14 PM
How many times does Tomic have to be dismissed in straight sets for his tards to get a sense of perspective?

Anywho, Nishikori obviously, as he's twice defeated Tsonga after being down a set, and did the same with Djokovic. Actually most of his wins I've seen have been thrilling comebacks.

latso
01-31-2012, 09:47 PM
The closest we can get to the lately upgraded term "fighter" could be Harrison in a Roddick type of fighter.

We won't get anything closer than this.

Or maybe Dolgopolov will deny me, but i can see some fighter characteristics in Ryan only.

FlameOn
02-01-2012, 12:47 AM
Nishi is 22 but he missed a lot of tennis due to his elbow injury. He basically has the same mileage as a lot of the even younger ones.