It seems ridiculous that, at 26 and 24, Hewitt and Roddick may be "past it", yet both were deservedly beaten at Wimbledon by younger players. Federer was the oldest semi-finalist by 4 years, and Nadal's sheer physicality is the major factor in his rise, at just 21, to world number 2. Is this trend here to stay? Are we forever doomed to see players in their mid-twenties overtaken, just as we've come to know them, by younger, hungrier guys? Or is the new generation (Djoko, Gasquet, Murray, Nadal) just a better crop of talent than the previous one, capable of riding high in the rankings for the next 7-8 years whatever may come?