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Old 09-19-2011, 04:16 PM   #61
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Of course it was ....every legend of the game even said so.....Federer was beating mugs in SF and F of GS
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of course its a strong era again now that Federer aint winning
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The strongest era was clearly from the mid 50's until the early 70's.
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The strongest era was clearly from the mid 50's until the early 70's.

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Australian Open semi-finalists:

I haven't read the thread but does ANY era even begin to compare to this?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_p...e_the_Open_Era

1963 to 1967 laver and rosewall won every slam between them

the most dominant pairing and rivalry of all time- the 60s were also the strongest era in mens tennis history

from 1960 and 62 rosewall won the wembly and frnech pros every year
in 1962 laver won the calender grandslam
in 63 rosewall won the pro slam- the first man in history to do it

don budge, fred perry, elsworth vines- godfried von cramm all played together

budge, perry and vines all got screwed over their legacies because of WW2- damn wars coming in the way of important shit like tennis

ppancho gonzalez's legandary domination of the us pro needs no mention (but in case there are those who dont know about it)

gonzalez was so dominant in the 50s they changed the rules to make it harder for him to win (similarly to what happened to schumacher)
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Philippoussis > Djokovic on grass
Too thickskull to be considered thought of by a brain. Did an ancient sun-dial think fo this? Or maybe the non-brain matter of a jellyfish.
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Too thickskull to be considered thought of by a brain. Did an ancient sun-dial think fo this? Or maybe the non-brain matter of a jellyfish.
No, a proper tennis fan who loves the sport and not fanboying top players.

Grass in 2003 was actually still grass, albeit slower than the 1990s. The shit they play on in 2011 isn't worthy of the g word.

Philippoussis was a great grass court player and not a mug final opponent like the teds and wools make out.
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Yup, without doubt. Laver? Borg? Sampras? They can't compare to the muscles of Nadal and the bulk of Nalbandian.

Tsonga would lay the beat down on anyone from any era with one arm tied behind his back.


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Look at the numbers.

For the Open Era, though, gotta be late 70's- mid 90's. Borg, Connors, Mac, Lendl, Wilander, Edberg, Becker, Courier, Agassi, Sampras.
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Using this as a barometer is as retarded as it comes.
Unless you're 12 you should know that everything in life is relative. And so is the case in sports as well.

Back then tennis was reaching it's first boom so to speak, popularity wise, tennis-wise (IMO) and in other areas as well. Because of this whole idea that everyone that plays these days is a mug and everything was nice and rosey in the 80's people look at that era as the best to have ever been, by far.

It's not like that, not everyone raved about it, not everyone liked the endless rallies between Wilander and Lendl, or Berasategui and Bruguera. Or no one mentions the days when you had some guys that just couldn't put a serve back in court just because the guy on the other side was named Edberg although he was serving as hard as Rochus but placing it better.
The difference back then was that no player was gaining the kind of aura Djokovic has now of invincibility, because the calendar was not that build that way, tennis was not played in a way that would facilitate that.

The slams were more spread out withing the top players back then but their tennis was hardly anything so far out in quality that you would deem the era as the best that would ever be.

People hardly like to face the truth but if you would actually sit down and compare a guy like Wilander with a guy like Simon from nowadays I would guarantee you that a lot of similarities would be found, in everything.

Was Courier that great?...Put his beloved forehand next to what Soderling can crap out on that side and I won't be seeing you open your mouth about tennis for awhile.
There was a myth about tennis back then, because you only had some weekly magazines and some tournaments every year where you could talk and see the sport.
It's now changed in a world of non stop tennis and armchair analysts giving out free insight on what era is best without having a fucking clue or some sort of dim perspective on how this sport evolved over the decades.

I'm gonna judge the players from now on how thick their thighs were at their peak, considering of course that McDonalds was not as popular back then and that dumbbells were of poor quality.
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Of course it was ....every legend of the game even said so.....Federer was beating mugs in SF and F of GS
the most strong era were the 80s for me.

federer beats mugs like nadal or djokovic???? safin and hewitt??????

todays era is patetic , the nº4 can`t win a fuck slam and the rest of top10 is a really shit, much worse than in federer`s era with guys like nalbandian, davydenko , blake, gonzalez and others!!!! that players were much better , almagro or monfils in top 10!!!! even melzer was top10

and the 90s were very overrated, sampras was the crack of the 90s but the only really godd rival was agassi and andre was very irregular and he was out of tennis like 1 year or 2 , the rest were good players but not a real opposition for sampras in grass or hard courts.

sampras hadn`t guys like nadal or federer that were very regulars and with champions mind , andre was an amazing player but very irregular and he start to really care about tennis when he was more old, the same agassi say this.
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I haven't read through the entire thread.. But do you have a link where he says this?

Anyways, I dont agree.. Homogenized conditions, tennis played the exact same, NO Strategy needed, you can win anywhere from the baseline, Fed 30 years old, Nadal with a crapload of miles on him, Murray doing NOTHING at slams, a complete SHIT Top 10.( Ferrer top 5? AlMugro top 10? ROFL) For fucks sakes you don't even need a net game or a different strategy from slam to slam to win the career slam anymore. How fucking sad is that?


Far from the "strongest" era.

80s-early 90s was BY FAR the strongest

Pete is my favorite player ever, but to say this is the "strongest" era all things considered? ROFL.. Sorry. I love ya Pete but it just AIN'T TRUE!!

Alot of times I can take Pete's word with a grain of salt. At wimbledon he said Federer was the greatest.. Back in 08 in an interview conducted with Charlie Rose, Pete said he didn't believe in a GOAT because it was so difficult to compare the eras. He said this is the strongest era? Back in 07 he said there were alot of good players, not many if any great players. I suppose it depends on whos around and whos shoving the microphone in your face


And you look at it from both ways.. You can say Fed, Nadal, and Nole are just too much.. You can also look at it as the 4-10 or 15 are utter jokes as well. There is two sides of the equation here you can look at. 2 or 3 dominant players does NOT necessarily equate to "strongest" ever.

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I haven't read through the entire thread.. But do you have a link where he says this?

Anyways, I dont agree.. Homogenized conditions, tennis played the exact same, NO Strategy needed, you can win anywhere from the baseline, Fed 30 years old, Nadal with a crapload of miles on him, Murray doing NOTHING at slams, a complete SHIT Top 10.( Ferrer top 5? AlMugro top 10? ROFL) For fucks sakes you don't even need a net game or a different strategy from slam to slam to win the career slam anymore. How fucking sad is that?


Far from the "strongest" era.

80s-early 90s was BY FAR the strongest

Pete is my favorite player ever, but to say this is the "strongest" era all things considered? ROFL.. Sorry. I love ya Pete but it just AIN'T TRUE!!

Alot of times I can take Pete's word with a grain of salt. At wimbledon he said Federer was the greatest.. Back in 08 in an interview conducted with Charlie Rose, Pete said he didn't believe in a GOAT because it was so difficult to compare the eras. He said this is the strongest era? Back in 07 he said there were alot of good players, not many if any great players. I suppose it depends on whos around and whos shoving the microphone in your face


And you look at it from both ways.. You can say Fed, Nadal, and Nole are just too much.. You can also look at it as the 4-10 or 15 are utter jokes as well. There is two sides of the equation here you can look at. 2 or 3 dominant players does NOT necessarily equate to "strongest" ever.
I agree with you man.

especially in the words of pete jaja, all the legends of tennis say differentes things , one day they said that federer is better , other day that federer had a weak era, other the said that nadal is the best , now is nole and more bullshits.

Mcenroe ,agassi , sampras and other say differents things and all of the up to the car when x player won everything
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This whole tough era weak era thing is . It is all subjective. In tennis you can only beat who is put in front of you.
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