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Are the dominant duo spoiling tennis?

Posted 09-10-2010 at 01:34 PM by tennisblogger
Is there a tennis star out there at the moment who can break up the dominance of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal? It certainly doesn't look like it at the movement.

At the beginning of 2010 it was dark horse Nikolay Davydenko who heralded a new era in men's tennis, saying much-improved depth meant the Grand Slam dominance of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal was over.

The two have virtually monopolized Grand Slam titles, winning 17 of the 18 events up to the beginning of 2010, with the only aberration Novak Djokovic's win in Australia in 2008.

They have been dominant for almost five years, and this is impressive as the nearest comparison of five-year dominance came between 1978 and 1982, when Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors shared 14 Major titles.

This year Nadal has won two major title and Federer the other one, and it looks like the two are likely to contest another final at the US Open if current form continues. The US Open betting suggests this will be the case.

Federer has eased into the semi-finals while Nadal looks like following him and it all seems too easy. Scot Andy Murray was the one heralded as the player who could challenge the dominant duo at the US Open but his challenge ended before it really got going.

There are many tennis fans out there who would love to see the monopoly these two have on the major titles broken sooner rather than later - it is as bad as when Serena and Venus Williams won everything on the women's side of the sport. Although it's great to see players at the top of their games, it does make the tennis betting rather boring.

The way it is looking however, fans of the men's game can either sit back and celebrate the continued dominance of the phenomenal athletes or dream that a few fresher faces could break up them up – but one thing for sure is that is not going to happen at the US Open 2010.
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