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    I wanted to wait until the Fed match against Coric, but I think we can now safely say that we have in fact skipped a generation. The three faces of it - Dimitrov, Raonic, Nishikori - all shone - and faded out - in 2014. Nishikori has that iconic win against Djokovic at USO 2014, and the...
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    :haha: Can't wait for Hypnotize's thesis about the match.
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    Has there ever been an older top 10 in the history of tennis? Exactly 30 years of age is the medium top 10 player. Struck me when i realized Wawrinka is 31 and Tsonga 30 :eek:
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    Here is a long list of players born in 1990 or later - i.e. being 26yo or younger,- who has won at least an ATP-500: Raonic (26): 1 ATP-500. Dimitrov (25): 1 ATP-500. Thiem (23): 2 ATP-500. Kyrgios (21): 1 ATP-500. Discuss.
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    I am extremely disappointed in the young male tennis players born 1990 to 1993. What is going on with these guys? I do see some movement in the rankings. Raonic, Goffin, Tomic and Thiem are all top 20. Jack Sock is top 30 along with Dimitrov and Vasek pospisil is number 39 in the world. Jiri...
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    Really 85-89 are occupying all Top 10, plus Roger. 90-94, who are supposed to be at their prime have no one, really no one to talk about. No Slams, no players in Top 10. No one even on the horizon, only a bunch of "barren flowers" in Raonic, Dimitrov. Probably the lousiest 5-year crop in the...
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    I've seen a lot of discussion about this topic, but no general poll. What's the reason behind older players dominating the Tour and younger players not winning Slams or coming anywhere close to #1? Is it the lack of talent of recent generations? Is it the number of active tennis legends...
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    There is much noise that 89-92 generation is extremely underachieving. Many call it possible the worst generation in Open Era, and there is even (by now infamous) nickname for them due to their perceived hopelesness: "Generation Useless". Okay, first, lets look at numbers: 0 grand slams won 1...
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    Nishikori (1989) - 1 F (USO 2014), 3 QF (AO 2012, AO-FO 2015). Raonic (1990) - 1 SF (W 2014), 2 QF (FO 2014, AO 2015). Janowicz (1990) - 1 SF (W 2013). Dimitrov (1991) - 1 SF (W 2014), 1 QF (AO 2014). Tomic (1992) - 1 QF (W 2011). :worship: :bowdown: :worship:
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    Given the showcasing of the rapidly rising teen stars we've had over the last couple of weeks, I thought it might be salutary to provide a few quick comparisons of the 1995-97 group compared to the 1991-94ers. Some have argued that the older group have been blocked to a greater degree by the...
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    Discuss. Will he have a Pete Sampras type of career? His game is quite similar to his and fast surfaces suite him well. I say he will have a Pete Sampras type of career and win a bunch of Wimbledons.
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