Originally Posted by Time Violation
People in MTF (and elsewhere to be fair) are getting desperate for the new faces. Ten or twenty years ago it was almost a given that past 26 a tennis career is more-less over. Now that entire top 10 is 26 or more, they are starting to feel uncomfortable I guess
Just look at Gasquet who almost nobody takes seriously, he's still head and shoulders above any of the today's "young sensations".
Isn't it more that they want someone to support other than Nadal or Djokovic? And also that somebody must be capable of beating them,
Gasquet had this misfortune to beat Federer early in his career so MTF could never take him to heart as he was a threat to "the great man" as this Brit announcer refers to Federer over and over. And then he never proved to be a threat to the players they hated either -- such as Roddick and Nadal. (This before Nole proved to be even more dangerous).
Imagine if Gasquet had Ferrer'sdrive and tenacity!!