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View Poll Results: Are players peaking at older ages in tennis now than in the past?

Yes 72 71.29%
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:14 PM   #301
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Default Re: No Teenagers in the Top 250 - Sad State of Affairs?

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Dimitrov will probably be that kid then
He has the game, that's for sure. The question now is, can he take the big step and win something big this year or at least pull some upsets. I hope so.
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:17 PM   #302
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I'm very concerned about this. Very concerned.
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:59 PM   #303
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I rarely become a fan of a player that I didn't follow from a very young age
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:30 PM   #304
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Default Re: No Teenagers in the Top 250 - Sad State of Affairs?

Who cares if they are not good enough?
Someone like Djokovic raised the game level so high that they became demoralized.
Nowadays you have to bring something more than a single weapon to compete. Eventually it evens out but the quality now is too big.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:32 PM   #305
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I think its suprising that there are zero teens in the top 250. I fully understand why there are no teens in the top 50 these days due to how the game has evolved and the physicality needed to compete, but there is something seriously not right with the Junior system both at 'national' and an international levels if not one 18 yr old can break into top 250.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:46 PM   #306
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I think its suprising that there are zero teens in the top 250. I fully understand why there are no teens in the top 50 these days due to how the game has evolved and the physicality needed to compete, but there is something seriously not right with the Junior system both at 'national' and an international levels if not one 18 yr old can break into top 250.
Only one 18 years old guy made Top 350 at the end of the year, they can't even think about Top 250
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Lleyton is a still teenager at heart...
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Just like baseball's "steroids era", the average age of the stars has inceased.

Now in tennis's "steroids era", where you have players running MUCH faster, hitting MUCH harder, and lasting MUCH longer than 15 years ago, you can extend a player's career by 5 to 10 years, while not showing any deterioration in performance.

Just 15 years ago, men hit their peak at 22 to 25, while the women hit their peak at 19 to 23. Now you have a woman dominating the sport in her 30s, and men who could run up mount Everest without an oxygen mask.

Why does anybody watch this FRAUD anymore ?

These "athletes" are BRAZEN CHEATS.
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He has the game, that's for sure. The question now is, can he take the big step and win something big this year or at least pull some upsets. I hope so.
not really the right age anyway, I mean he's 21, not your typical famous teenage breakout star I love Grigor but he doesn't fit that profile, even if he does win something big this year, 21 and up is expected for players to be in their best form

it is certainly not a good thing that the youngsters in the game either lack the charisma and confidence to excel or that the talent is just lacking. any sport wants as much depth as possible, and included in depth is variety of styles of play, ages, generations, and contrast. certainly would not tennis to turn into a sport where all of the top guys are veterans and there is no fresh blood. the fresh blood has been very weak the past few years and that is certainly concerning for the future of tennis. granted, people tend to forget better eras or levels of tennis when they are not right in front of their faces, BUT even so, it is seeming like it won't be as fun to be a tennis fan 5-10 years from now. and that is concerning because currently is not considered a particularly incredible era, it would be very sad to see tennis void of many great talents. granted the sport will exist no matter what, and persistent fans like myself won't go anywhere but it still would be a shame to see mediocre play everywhere. it's worrisome when you can't think of one play under 21 in practically the past whole season who played such a great match that it's really memorable
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Default No teens in the top 250!

When was the last time this happened?

As per Slasher's live ranking thread, the first 19 year old to appear on the list is Japan's Taro Daniel ranked 282, and the first 18 year old is Luke Saville ranked 349.

Compare this with the era of tennis prodigies seven years back when we had teenage players like Murray, Nadal, Djokovic and Gasquet well inside the top 100.

Dirth of talent or passing phase?
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Jiri Vesely (264) is best teen in the world

In 2009, 2010 and 2012 he had YE Top 100 without teen's, but I think it never happen to be without teens in first 250 players
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No teens in the top 250 factorial players? That can't be right, I didn't know they even ranked that many

Forgive me, had to say it, winter semester just started in university and its got me thinking about math again
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it happened on the 31st of december when Guilherme Clezar who was ranked 230 got 20 years old.

Surely Kubler would have been there without his knee problems.
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maybe there are more players in their 30s still playing than there used to be. They simply take up spaces. The ones taking up the ranking spots 75-250 -- probably about 40-50 spots. If they retired, spots would open up and younger players would trickle down.
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Isn't there like 4 threads about this

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=143322

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maybe there are more players in their 30s still playing than there used to be. They simply take up spaces. The ones taking up the ranking spots 75-250 -- probably about 40-50 spots. If they retired, spots would open up and younger players would trickle down.
I don't think so. Ok if the teenagers can't break into top 10, that would be way too much, but if they can't even break into top 300, then it's probably because they are simply not good enough.
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