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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
OK,I cant help it.The other day somebody mentioned how much praise
had Nadal in win over Coria. So much positive comments.Well the truth is
people are nostalgic in general and quite frankly these days; there's
almostr zero charisma in likes of Murray, Djokovic or Cilic and Wawrinka.
People need Federer and Nadal to
to be strong again and win Grand slam titles, but this is not happening again.
Kyrgos, Coric ot Zverev are way to behind as well.
So wheter you like it or not people are missing great 80's show with likes
of McEnroe, Connors, Lendl, Becker, Wilander, Edberg or height of 90's with likes
of Sampras, Agassi, Safin, Muster, Moya, Ivanisevuc, Rafter, Kuerten were around...
 

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Sapras, Ivanisevuc, Keurten and Kyrgos approve your post.
 

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I'll just copy/paste my post:

It's not about what I like or what gamestyle gets you more trophies.
It's about what commentators want to sell. And what do they want? -To dramatize everything like it's some hollywood movie.
They are selling grinding tennis, players glued to the baseline(usually much farther away) as something the best ever.
In reality it all comes down to fitness and stamina, having to rely on your tennis talent less and less. Waiting for other to lose breath or lose a leg.

I'm not saying players shouldn't be athletic, all I'm saying is, shorten the damn point and earn it before opponent hits the net or send it wide due to UE.

It seems I'm in minority here because commentators are successfully selling the sport as it is, it seems that people love to see the drama on court and hundred rallies.

It really doesn't matter how many slams Stan has and how many others have.
It's more about in which way the game is heading.

Tennis isn't chess and these commentators are selling it like it's a huge mental challenge.
It seems like there is a lot of ''tactics'' involved in todays matches.
I really don't see it unless you think of it as:
-tiring your opponent until he looses his breath or a leg.
-bumping opponents during a changeover
-taking your MTO's everytime its tight result
-averaging 30secs between points
-looking like a dog tired while in reality running like a cat
-etc etc drama drama drama

No I don't see it as being anywhere near ''tactics'', what tennis lacks today and it's a HUGE problem is VARIETY. That is lost.
 

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All you have is called nostalgia and it goes hand in hand with your age (probably over 45).

Bottom line, everyone thinks that the past was somehow better. People dwell on it more when the present produces disappointment. Usually it's the normal human process of selective memory, where we just hold on to the good memories, and we easily forget all the shitty ones. In 20 years, people will look at this era in nostalgia and call it the bestest of the best ever. Only to be ridiculed by the youth of that time.
 

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This is a mug era but the RG final was the GOAT match. Eggovic was as good as ever but Stan was blowing him off the court. I always thought the 2011 Fed-Egg SF was the GOAT match but this was even better.
 

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That OP could be fine if you substitute Nadal for Wawrinka in that list of pushers you have there.

But you are probably a Rafito fan so not happening I guess. :)
 

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Discussion Starter #7 (Edited)
Just check below names to add the few more

80’s Gilbert, Noah, Cash,Leconte, Krickestein, Vilas, Forget, Gomez…

90’s
Courier, Kafelnikov, Bruguera, Medvedev, Washington, Martin, Stich, Rios…


How in the World you replace Mc Enroe craziness or Connors appearance?

Or simply where is Boom , Boom Becker goone to?

Noah Today? Maybe Dustin Brown LOL

How in the World you replace Agassi’s or Sampras rivalry. Ivanisevic or
Courier madness or Mr.nice Rafter or Brugera,

Rios today? Somebody said Manny Pacquiao? (uups, wrong sport) LOL

Guga Kuerten one and only ...

Ok, then it is nostalgia only, right?
 
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