View Full Version : the next gen of tennis players?

01-15-2011, 12:51 AM
when will the next gen of tennis player arrive. in my opinion not this year in 2011.

currently the big boys- rafa, murray, are still too young to be challenged by anyone 18-20 range. so its gonna be a while till we see a new group. currently the group like tomic, dimitrov is less tough than djoko, and rafa who were very very good at 18-19 years. i believe djoko made a QF of RG at only 19 or so, and we know rafa has been great since about 17 years old.

01-15-2011, 01:50 AM
2020 i think, when Roger retires.

01-15-2011, 03:43 AM
I wonder about the next generation of posters, currently halb, slice and sur have a stranglehold on the epic threads.

will the less tough babies: meg, mandy, senti, gore, underh and others be able to step it up ? :)

01-15-2011, 03:55 AM
i want to see Fuzsovics Marton and Babos Timea , both junior GS winners both from Hungary

01-15-2011, 04:19 AM
I'm thinking when Nadal reaches 27 or 28, which is about 2 or 3 years from now. It will be too good to be true if no one challenges his generation at that time.

01-15-2011, 11:08 AM
I'm thinking when Nadal reaches 27 or 28, which is about 2 or 3 years from now. It will be too good to be true if no one challenges his generation at that time.

Agree, probably in the few years, gives time to guys like Dimitrov, Harrison, Berankis, and Raonic to develop and for Rafa and Fed to get older.

01-15-2011, 11:18 AM

This article explains perfectly on what the new generation of players in the modern era will be.

There is so much emphasis now, at a young and teenage level, to be hybrid - to be able to defend, attack, slice, etc, to essentially be the opposite of a specialist; to have a very complete game, when a teenager can do this at a young age like Djokovic and Nadal did, they will start showing up. Dimitrov has shown it once or twice in 2008, yet he is far too inconsistent. Players like Berankis, Harrison, Tomic, etc, are similar but are not as explosive or talented as the Bulgarian. Just like when Federer was very young, you just feel Dimitrov is 1 or 2 tournaments away from starting to explode.

01-15-2011, 07:46 PM
I figure we take a look at an old Tennis Magazine article where they feature some up and comers from the next gen. Querrey, Nishikori, and Gulbis to name a few. Nishikori did just sign on with Brad Gilbert which is a step in the right direction. But who knows, they could all be busts. I hope they aren't though because a few of them play a pretty exciting brand of tennis.

01-15-2011, 08:09 PM
I'd say it's coming within very soon as you can see nadal and federer are showing one last sign for a big push.

1.Nishikori is coming back from injury and has just gotten back up in the top 100 he'll prob end somewhere within the top 40's this year since he doesn't really have that much points to defend besides 4 challengers.Also a + is getting brad gilbert on his team.He is showing signs of making it big at a masters or grandslam this year like 08 when he made the Q's

2.Andrey Kuznetsov is one to look out for. This kid is like davydenko and marat combined he shows good offensive and defensive tennis , etc. I think what he's lacking is match experience.He grinds it out way to much on the challenger and futures.He should spend time focusing on winning more challengers and qualifying for 250's to play against the top dogs thats the only way he'll be able to break the top 100. Top 20 potential

3.Grigor dimitrov seems to be getting his act together i predict top 20-30 nothing more really.

4.Ryan harrison is most likely gonna end up in the top 100 by the end of the year dont know where he's gonna end at the end of the year most liekly top 70