Originally Posted by soulage
As I did it 1 year and a half I checked again the rank of players born before 1980 in the single ranking
Today there is only 8 players
born before 1980 in the top 100. They are Ljubicic, Stepanek, Karlovic, Ramirez Hildago, Clement, Schuettler,Daniel and Russel and they are only 16 in the top 200 so from 17% in top 200 in mid 2009 to 8% end of 2010. That's go down
even if some of them are trying come back like Blake or Haas.
I count only 5 players older than Arno still able to be consider as activ on the single tour. They are Schuettler, Lapentti, Delgado, Koubek and Gicquel.
As every year I've updated my veteran file
I found every year player we don't heard about but who are still playing
Among players born before 1980 this week which means at least 32 YO.
They are 3 in top 50 Chela, Ljubicic, Stepanek ;
3 others in top 100 Blake, Russel, Karlovic;
10 between top 100-200 Schuettler, Gicquel, Galvani, Ramirez-Hidalgo, Haas, Schukin, Hernych, Silva, Phau and Arno with only 3 in top 150.
= Still 8% in top 200 but only 4% in top 150.
In top 500 the oldest activ players is Schuettler born in 1976. From 1977 so older than Arno they are Gicquel, Galvani, Sabau, Di Mauro all have light schedule now.
Player are often playing their best season around 30 YO now
so I think the stats will improve next years but 32/33 is nowadays the avarage limit of competitivity Everybody is not Santoro or Connors