2019 has been the best year of tennis since 2012

Pablo1989

Professional
There have been a lot of good matches, some of them epic and historic (Wimbledon and US Open finals), best Masters Cup in recent years, good stories (FAA and Sinner progress, Medvedev's incredible summer, Murray's comeback from almost retire in Australia to win in Amberes, the fight for the number 1 till the very end...), etc.

And the best is yet to come, because 2020 has all the ingredients to be such an amazing year (the fight for the takeover between Big 3 and Next Gen, first ATP Cup, Olympic Games, last chances for Federer to win another GS...)
 

RelentlessAttack

Hall of Fame
That might be true, but the slams were still mostly a flop from nextgen. I enjoyed this year quite a bit though overall.
If Tsitsipas, Medvedev, and Thiem continue to play well, Zverev and Khachanov recover from this year's colossal missteps, and Shapovalov, FAA, and Sinner take steps forward then we'll have a good year on our hands.
 

FedIsBoat

Rookie
All of these guys are pretenders until they can consistently get deep into the slams. Remember Chung? Shapavolov, Kakachnov (sp?), Zverev, even Tsits and Medy, they make a splash at one slam and then promptly disappear. The only guy who has consistently gone deep at the FO is Thiem, but even he pretty much disappears elsewhere. So don't be surprised if 2020 is just another Djokodal show.
 

clout

Hall of Fame
It wasn't "stronger" than 2013 imo, but yeah it's miles better than anything the last couple seasons prior to this one has produced
 

James P

G.O.A.T.
All of these guys are pretenders until they can consistently get deep into the slams. Remember Chung? Shapavolov, Kakachnov (sp?), Zverev, even Tsits and Medy, they make a splash at one slam and then promptly disappear. The only guy who has consistently gone deep at the FO is Thiem, but even he pretty much disappears elsewhere. So don't be surprised if 2020 is just another Djokodal show.
Dude, Medvedev followed up his final at USO with 2 consecutive titles, including a 2nd Masters. You didn't expect him to win forever, did you?

(Ok, I kind of did, but don't tell anyone)
 
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Deleted member 763691

Guest
Rafa didn't play the US Open in 2012 and 2014, so no chance of those years being the best.....unless you like low-quality :)
And 2015 was Rafa's worst level of clay tennis ever....
 

terribleIVAN

Hall of Fame
There have been a lot of good matches, some of them epic and historic (Wimbledon and US Open finals), best Masters Cup in recent years, good stories (FAA and Sinner progress, Medvedev's incredible summer, Murray's comeback from almost retire in Australia to win in Amberes, the fight for the number 1 till the very end...), etc.
Your assertion is absolutely correct.

But not totally for the right reasons.

You should have emphasized more the right one.


















 

ibbi

Legend
Hmm. I thought 2014 was the last really great one myself. Another year that promised so much change, but was not really followed up on. We'll see if 2019 can be different. Fingers crossed.
 

Lew II

G.O.A.T.
Most sets played in Slam finals:

2009 / 2012 - 18
1972 / 1977 / 1981 / 1988 / 1999 / 2019 - 17

This might be a definition of ''best''.
 

mike danny

Bionic Poster
Nah, I don't think so.

Nothing will beat 2012 in terms of parity and epicness. Every top player got a piece of the pie.

Not even close to that this year.
 

tennisaddict

Bionic Poster
Bad AO Final
Bad FO Final
USO Final was a disaster until Nadal decided to choke and make it interesting.

Wimbledon saved it.
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
And epic Davis Cup too ;)
By far the most interesting year in a long time with the Big 3 all having banner years to boot. The greatness of 2019 will be cemented with a greater 2020 proving that the glimpses of the future in 2019 were not just fantasy.

World tour finals and Davis Cup Finals pretty amazing events this year as well. Federer nearly cementing his hold on GOAT at Wimbledon was just a master class in tennis by both players. Will the Mad Lad be seen as an even greater genius if he produces more gems like the US Open final? Time will tell, but when NextGen B Team talent like Medvedev is panning out gold well its very promising especially if Big 3/4 can keep a great level for another couple years for more clashes.

The pigeons of yore are dropping (ranking) like flies exposing the longterm weakness of the tour that has allowed the Big4 to dominate. A Small 7 appear set to succeed the Big 4.:p
 
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