:lol:Great depressing list. Tomic is the only promising guy on that list, still seriously questionable if he is going to be more than a top 10 player. Raonic is Karlovicesque but slightly better playing tennis, how much can he improve when he is turning 22 in 6 months?
Looking for 18 year olds, I find a Kubler ranked 64th turning 19 in 2 months. 400th in the world is not good when you are turning 19, remember Rafa was nr2? Nah, wont be so cruel to compare these bunch of avarage joes to Rafa, sorry lets say Djokovic and Murray were ranked in the top 20 when they turned 19. At the time Tomic is losing in 1st round here in IW, Djokovic was making finals of both Indian Wells and Miami (winning Miami).
This is clearly the worst generation I have ever seen. Federer, Nadal and Djokovic can safely dominate for another half decade or so.
Ok, let us compare them to Gasquet defeating Federer in Monte Carlo at 18 and later playing final in Hamburg.:lol:
Let's not compare average joes to Rafa, instead let's compare them to a guy that already has 5 slams and will win many more!
Chang, Nadal, Hewitt and Borg all loved to tire their older peers in endless rallies when they were 17-19.Don't you guys think this has something to do with the physicality of today's tennis? At 19 and younger, their bodies will not have matured enough to endure the ever growing length of rallies... The longer rallies also take alot more out of players mentally, which usually requires more experience.
I think this will explain the lack of teenagers in the top 100. I do still have the feeling that it is not the most talented generation..but I might be mistaken.