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Old 02-10-2013, 08:20 AM   #40
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Originally Posted by NadalAgassi View Post
In 2007 it was evident Djokovic was a future slam winner, and in 2008 it was evident Murray was (though it took him a shockingly long time to become so). In the 5-6 years since then nobody else has broken through apart from the likely 1 time fluke of Del Potro who hasnt even won a Masters title yet. Since the 2005 French when Nadal won his first slam there has only been 1 slam winner outside of Federer, Nadal, Murray, and Djokovic. That is 8 years and counting.
Djokovic and Murray were far from evident at the beginning of 2006, which is seven years ago, which is the time frame you mentioned. Given that, I don't see how you can claim that somebody in the next year or two won't rise up and establish himself first in the top ten and then as a major contender. I agree guys like Dimitrov and Young will never amount to much, but Tomic and Raonic are showing talent and they are young. Janowicz put on an incredibly rare display by reaching the Paris final taking out nothing but big names. And with Federer getting older and Nadal battling injury, these sorts of players will have more opportunities to break through than they have in the past few years.
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