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Where are the youngsters on clay?

bounccer
06-16-2012, 11:54 AM
At least, on grass and hard, we can have some expectations on Raonic, Tomic or Dimitrov (probably not super slams-winners, but slams contenders at least), but there's nobody on clay.

Some had hope on Boluda but he's too small unfortunately, Ferrer and Almagro are the last decent clay court specialists today, so when Nadal will fall, who will be the contenders on clay? Djokovic will be probably old by that time, maybe Del Potro but he's no that young anymore, so who?

EddieNero
06-16-2012, 11:58 AM
Clay will be marginalized as it should have been a long time ago.

TigerTim
06-16-2012, 11:59 AM
Has Tio Toni got another Nephew? This new generation really does suck :o

TigerTim
06-16-2012, 12:00 PM
Clay will be marginalized as it should have been a long time ago.

In favour of more hard courts :smash: that would just suck, I don't like clay that much but as far as giving the hard courts a rest for the summer months it does a good job.

Chris Kuerten
06-16-2012, 12:10 PM
Clay will be marginalized as it should have been a long time ago.HA!

Hardcourt tennis is a joke, clay and grass are the only real surfaces.

Ash86
06-16-2012, 12:24 PM
Quinzi's looking good. ;)

In all seriousness it'll be Nadal, Novak etc. for at least next few years. Del Po can do well, Dolgo too at times. Almagro won't retire for ages & will keep feasting on the S.American tournaments. And then perhaps someone from current 15-18 yr olds will emerge. Players peaking a lot later these days so hard to judge at this stage.

Hypnotize
06-16-2012, 12:30 PM
Quinzi's looking good. ;)

In all seriousness it'll be Nadal, Novak etc. for at least next few years. Del Po can do well, Dolgo too at times. Almagro won't retire for ages & will keep feasting on the S.American tournaments. And then perhaps someone from current 15-18 yr olds will emerge. Players peaking a lot later these days so hard to judge at this stage.
Quinzi couldn't even do any damage in the juniors so it's too early to big him up.

This generation of youngsters are still maturing and they should start being a threat in a year or two. The days of teenage GS champions are a thing of the past (barring some genetic freak). The game has changed massively in the last few years and it's about time MTF understands that. ;)

PiggyGotRoasted
06-16-2012, 12:30 PM
The king of Clay will be David Goffin

bounccer
06-16-2012, 12:43 PM
Replace Nadal 2012 by Nadal 2005 (18/19 years old) and he still win the whole thing.

Djokovic 2007 (20 years old) would still do very well too, there's no youngsters because they are not good enough.

sexybeast
06-16-2012, 12:57 PM
There are no youngsters anywhere. Period.