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Old 11-19-2012, 07:43 AM   #857
dominikk1985
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do you think the gap between the top juniors and the top100 has become larger?

5-10 years ago we had 17yo kids like nadal or becker beating the top guys. usually by age 19 most top players were in the top50.

so it would usually take 1-2 years after the last jr. season to make the 100. but to date non of the 2010 to 2012 guys has made the top100 (the highest is sock around 150). and even if you extend to 09 there is only 1 junior winner making the top100 (tomic). that is 3 years and only 1 made it.

why are juniors taking so much longer to get to even borderline world class (top100)? is it because the competition is harder?
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