How long will the "Top 4" dominate (win atleast 2 Slams an year) for?

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Prisoner of Birth, Oct 3, 2012.

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How long will they continue to dominate?

  1. They're done

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  2. 1 more year

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  3. 2 more years

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  4. 3 more years

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  5. 4 more years

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  6. 5 more years

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  7. 6 more years

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  8. 7-9 more years

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  9. 10-15 more years

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  10. For ever and ever and ever!

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  1. Prisoner of Birth

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    I just don't see ANYONE coming up who can challenge them. Or any of the older guys stepping up (Del Potro could, Berdych and Tsonga might but can't see them winning 3 of the 4 Slams between them). I feel the "Top 4" will be winning atleast 2 Slams an year between them for atleast the next 3 years. Maybe even 5. There's just no promising talent coming up. This might have been dicussed before but indulge me.

    PS - Don't laugh at my poll options, just wanted to cover all possibilities, no matter how unlikely.
     
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  2. NDFM

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    I don't think I could have said this any better. I voted for 4 years but you never know what the future may bring.

    Who do you think is the most promising from the next generation ?(e.g amongst guys like dimitrov, tomic, raonic etc)
     
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  3. Prisoner of Birth

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    See, they're nice talents. But with all due respect to them, I think even a 34 year-old Federer could more than match them in their primes, let alone a 28 year-old Djokovic/Murray and a 29 year-old Nadal (barring retirement, of course). They can't keep up this kind of dominance but I'm so sure they're gonna keep winning atleast 2 of the 4 Slams for atleast the next few years. I hope I'm proven wrong, though.
     
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  4. Jackuar

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    The topic says THE top 4 (I did understood it though to be CURRENT top 4).

    Well, I can easily say 4 more years.... Let's read the name aloud (Just to assure ourselves)

    ROGER FEDERER
    RAFAEL NADAL
    NOVAK DJOKOVIC
    ANDY MURRAY

    And for a second, try to run the past 8 years (Yes, entire 8 years within a second) and try to imagine a tennis world without them. I'm not exaggerating here.

    Nadal is almost a lock for two more FO
    Djokovic or Murray for 2 more USO and 2 more Wimbly
    Probably AO can spring up something but the field will be fresh at the beginning of the year, so it might be difficult.

    I can certainly accept that someone else will come up but for your question of winning atleast 2 per year by the top 4 - yes that will happen for 4 more years, meaning till Rio and I'm expecting Federer to retire at the end of 2016.
     
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  5. NadalAgassi

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    If winning atleast 2 slams a year amongst them all is considering dominant I would say another 6 years considering Djokovic and Murray especialy can last that long near the top and the up and comers are beyond useless.
     
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  6. papertank

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    None of them are even close to calling it quits, there is absolutely no one that can challenge them. Maybe in the next few years we see a few more Del Potro-esque runs but I see these four dominating the majority of the slams at least for the next 5 years. There is just absolutely no one out there capable of becoming a top player.
     
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