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Sarc 07-08-2012 09:46 PM

Golden Era of Men's Tennis
 
What would you guys say is the golden era of men's tennis?

FedererDropShot 07-08-2012 09:49 PM

It'd be a Golden era if Murray wins the US Open 2012.

4 Different Slam Winners in the Calender Year.

Aussie Open - Djokovic
French Open - Nadal
Wimbledon - Federer
US Open - Murray

A big 4 is more intense than a big 3.

The_Order 07-08-2012 10:07 PM

We're in it right now.

Federer is playing better than ever yet he only has 1 major this year, 6 years ago he would've had 2 and made it to RG final and been a red hot favorite for the USO.

FedererDropShot 07-08-2012 10:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The_Order (Post 6711297)
We're in it right now.

Federer is playing better than ever yet he only has 1 major this year, 6 years ago he would've had 2 and made it to RG final and been a red hot favorite for the USO.

Mainly because prime-Djokovic and prime-Nadal are better than old-him at the Aussie Open and the French Open.

Paul Murphy 07-08-2012 10:45 PM

The 80s for me.
Lots of guys with plenty of majors under their belt doing battle regularly.
Very nice QF line-ups in majors and lots of feeling between some pretty aggressive and interesting characters.

tudwell 07-08-2012 10:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FedererDropShot (Post 6711263)
It'd be a Golden era if Murray wins the US Open 2012.

4 Different Slam Winners in the Calender Year.

Aussie Open - Djokovic
French Open - Nadal
Wimbledon - Federer
US Open - Murray

A big 4 is more intense than a big 3.

I would love this. It would also make the race for year-end No. 1 very tight. Murray probably wouldn't be in the conversation even with a win at a major, but he would take points away from the other guys.

TennisLovaLova 07-08-2012 11:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sarc (Post 6711251)
What would you guys say is the golden era of men's tennis?

80's nostalgic are gonna go with the 80's
Sampras and Agassi fans are gonna go with the 90's
Objective tennis fans know that the golden era is the era of the Golden Eagle.
It started in 2003.

:D

giggc 07-09-2012 12:04 AM

i wonder fed can defeat rafa if they meet in the final but i need to admit that if u just count the top 4, it is the golden era but overall speaking, it isn't as most finals are played by rafa and djoker only

TopFH 07-09-2012 12:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The_Order (Post 6711297)
We're in it right now.

Federer is playing better than ever yet he only has 1 major this year, 6 years ago he would've had 2 and made it to RG final and been a red hot favorite for the USO.

Did you watch tennis prior to 2010?

Flash O'Groove 07-09-2012 12:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FedererDropShot (Post 6711263)
It'd be a Golden era if Murray wins the US Open 2012.

4 Different Slam Winners in the Calender Year.

Aussie Open - Djokovic
French Open - Nadal
Wimbledon - Federer
US Open - Murray

A big 4 is more intense than a big 3.

That would be great. It would make 2013 the most unpredictable season, with Nole and Fed being the favorite, Nadal working as hard as ever to reassert himself as an hardcourt winner, and Murray finally breaking the slam curse to become a new "Novak Lendl"...

Go Murray fot the US Open!

The_Order 07-09-2012 08:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TopFH (Post 6711575)
Did you watch tennis prior to 2010?

Yes I did, but sorry belting Hewitt in a USO final with 2 bagels, and getting cake walk draws in 06 & 07 AO as well as many other Wimbledons and USO Opens doesn't classify him as playing better back then. Fed has had trouble because Rafa and Novak are tougher competition than Hewitt, 10000 yr old Agassi, Roddick (his pidgeon) and one slam final wonders...

Fed could never dream of double bagelling Novak or Rafa in a major final, lol he actually got close to copping a double bagel off Rafa once...

TennisLovaLova 07-09-2012 11:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The_Order (Post 6712788)
Yes I did, but sorry belting Hewitt in a USO final with 2 bagels, and getting cake walk draws in 06 & 07 AO as well as many other Wimbledons and USO Opens doesn't classify him as playing better back then. Fed has had trouble because Rafa and Novak are tougher competition than Hewitt, 10000 yr old Agassi, Roddick (his pidgeon) and one slam final wonders...

Fed could never dream of double bagelling Novak or Rafa in a major final, lol he actually got close to copping a double bagel off Rafa once...

Federer bageled rafa last year in london. Indoor, not a gs, but I'm sure that's what helped him come back the way he did this year.
Everyone was burrying him so maybe he thought:"ok that's enough, take me to M Anaconda and let's rebuild the ultimate tennis machine"
I want to see him vs rafa at uso

mcenroefan 07-09-2012 11:35 AM

1970's-mid 1980's with the caveat that I didn't personally watch Laver, Gonzales, etc.

BigServer1 07-09-2012 11:40 AM

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Originally Posted by mcenroefan (Post 6713417)
1970's-mid 1980's with the caveat that I didn't personally watch Laver, Gonzales, etc.

This is it for me as well. The quality at the top, added to the quality and depth of the field made it the best overall for me.

The current era is very strong in the top 3. Murray might have something to say about making it a top 4 soon, but after the top few guys the field is pretty bad.

To me, this is one of the weakest groups #5-30 that we've seen in a long time. There aren't surface specialists anymore, there aren't any dangerous floaters...It's pretty much the top 4 and no one else.

Alchemy-Z 07-09-2012 11:44 AM

It's on it's way with David Goffin =)

santoro 07-09-2012 12:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TennisLovaLova (Post 6711509)
80's nostalgic are gonna go with the 80's
Sampras and Agassi fans are gonna go with the 90's
Objective tennis fans know that the golden era is the era of the Golden Eagle.
It started in 2003.

:D

I found the 90's very interesting. With Agassi and Sampras playing really different styles than they play today.
I must admit the "Golden Eagel" era is also interesting.
However I don't know if I have seen any as many thrilling matches as Agassi against Sampras in the Golden Eage era. Of course (Nadal- Federer, Djokovic- Nadal) were great however the way Agassi was hitting the ball... Sampras serving/volleying... was soo amazing....

kishnabe 07-09-2012 12:03 PM

1980's and 2010's! Don't know if there was golden era before the 80's!

Mustard 07-09-2012 12:09 PM

The current era is certainly one of the golden eras.

Cesc Fabregas 07-09-2012 12:11 PM

The field is so poor outside the top 3/4 though.

r2473 07-09-2012 12:15 PM

when homer beat hesiod to win his 20th straight olympic gold


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