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This hasn't happened for a long time. 10 players who are 24 yo or less reached last 16 of a slam. They are in 7 out of 8 match-ups, including 3 all-youngster matches.

Djokovic 1987
Busta 1991

Shapovalov 1999
Goffin 1990

Coric 1996
Thompson 1994

Davidovich-Fokina 1999
Zverev 1997

Berettini 1996
Rublev 1997

Tiafoe 1998
Medvedev 1996


Pospisil 1990
De Minaur 1999

Auger-Aliassime 2000

Thiem 1993

Average age of remaining participants is under 25. NextGen is attacking!
 

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It was kind of expected based on the participants, but an impressive tournament for the youngsters nevertheless. Tiafoe and Davidovich-Fokina's runs are particularly unexpected, while most of the top youngsters have met their expectations so far. It really shows how bad the 90-95 generation is...... Thiem seems like their only hope to win something big.
 
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The younger players are taking over, they are still to win a slam(will happen soon enough, maybe even next Sunday) but they are on their way up and already won some big titles(masters and WTF).
 

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This is their best chance. They only have to deal with 1 big guy, not 3. Dealing with 3 has proved to be too much for them over the years. They seem to beat Djokovic relatively easy than Federer (whose variety troubles them) and Rafa (whose top spin and being leftie troubles them).

Will they capitalize on this chance or blow it away. Will have to see.
 

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One would think that is great, but then again, someone born in 1996 is 24 now and has zero slams and big titles. Next gen is coming for sure, but it is taking so long for them to break through.

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Federer, Nadal, Wawrinka not playing. It was logical and it isn't a big thing.
 

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Federer, Nadal, Wawrinka not playing. It was logical and it isn't a big thing.
And .. Del Potro, Nishikori, Monfils, Fognini ..

Players who without injuries are still capable of R4 in GS, especially at the US Open.

We will see with a more complete workforce of these thirty, perhaps in RG, if this is a trend that is confirmed.
 

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Only Theim, Pospisil, Goffin and PCB remain from generation useless. Only Djoko from Nadal's generation. Wow. Really a changing of the guard for sure. Looks like Generation useless is in serious danger of being skipped.
 

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We will have a 90's player winning a slam here. It took time, but it happened.
 

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Not if Auger-Aliassime 2000 wins. ;-)
Shoot I forgot, still, its extremely unlikely but what a story it will be.
 

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There were six(!) 1996+ players in the QF stage, with average age of about 24. Impressive. That being said, it's likely that both grandpas (Thiem (27) and Carreno-Busta (29)) will make semis while other semifinalists are born in 1996-1997.
 
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