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Subpar era 32 18.39%
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:36 PM   #106
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however, since then it has only gotten worse until the point in which tennis is today. a game of endurance where talent isn't required. furthermore, with an old federer still going strong and still being the best player in the world
I have sympathy with your general point but there appears to be an inconsistency in your reasoning here.
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:41 AM   #107
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I just can't escape that thought...

It seems as though as long as Nadal is injured, Federer is the best player in the world.

Others are way below them.
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:42 AM   #108
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Default Re: Are we still in a Federer era?

In first with "we're in a weak era"
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Federer is in our era
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:48 AM   #110
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In first with "we're in a weak era"
Horrible merge. I hope it wasn't because of this post! I was being sarcastic
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Default Re: Do you think this era will be remembered as a subpar era? (Era debate)

I miss the good old days when Nastase would loudly tell a lady cheering his errors that if she did it one more time he would come up in the stands and shit in her hat and when McEnroe in a Wimby warm-up tourney loudly called the chair umpire a cocksucker and when Connors would put the ball up his shorts then let it drop pretending to take a dump. Those were the days--Lots of brutal arguments over line calls along with a few player fights.

Oh, If you like tennis the quality is better today.
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The next few years.
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:14 AM   #113
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Default Re: Do you think this era will be remembered as a subpar era? (Era debate)

This is a tough ERA.
You have the top four guarding the slams and everyone else will have to go through them.
The field below the top has a big gap though.


A good question that is a little bit different is:
What is the toughest ERA to get to the #1 ranking?
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Don't think that necessarily means a weak era. If Ferrer was the 4th best player on tour, then it'd be the weakest era of all-time for sure, I wouldn't even watch tennis if the sport had such a dire lack of talent.

But everyone knows that's not the case, he's not even among the 10 best players. His seed is a result of abusing the flawed ranking system to no end, like Boredo once did to get his high seedings. There are bound to be mugs getting top 5 seeds in any era, strong or weak, as long as the current ranking system isn't changed to prevent this kind of abuse, it says nothing about the strength of the era.
blah blah blah, Ferrer has more top 10 wins than Berdych, suckit.

And as for tennis merely requiring fitness rather than talent to succeed nowadays, why doesn't some elite triathlete simply pick up a tennis racket and start dominating the slams in that case?
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No, it wont. If for not any other reason because the next era is going to be truly horrific!
This.

Bringing up Monaco as an argument for a weak era is really tiring. Every era had a couple of semimugs in the top 10, it is in the nature of tennis and the ranking system.
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:51 PM   #116
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Its a weak era by design. Two Major major things have contributed to this.

#1 32 seeds in the majors...ask yourself how has this made a difference compared to previous 16 seed draws

#2 Court surface manipulation.....this was really the tipping point

The entire system is based around protecting your sport figurheads....the federers...the nadals....the Novaks....the murrays.....In the past you would have players that could break through. Now its all about endorcement deals etc. etc.
That is just complete bs.
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People who think this era is weak.....

........wait 4 years........
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Default Re: Do you think this era will be remembered as a subpar era? (Era debate)

This is not a fed era.
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I don't think you can call it a strong era when just one player under the age of 25 has even made a slam final.

There should be younger players at least threatening the top guys. There's been nothing since Potro.

Raonic and Tomic need to step up quickly.
So this era is weak because the next era will be weak? Makes perfect sense...
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Best era ever.
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