All major Lost Gen members miss at least one key technical quality

NedStark

Semi-Pro
Raonic: lacks backhand and movement. Granted that, his poor movement is in-built due to his physical traits - which cannot be changed fundamentally. Actually Milos overachieved.

Nishikori: serve.

Dimitrov: serve (especially second) and topspin backhand.

That's why they become lost Gens - they have too obvious technical flaws.
 

Jonas78

Legend
NextGen are just the same. Unfortunately some people will defend them for being young until they end up like Dimitrov, and then they are just fogotten.
 

Giorgilli

Semi-Pro
Lost Gen also got very unlucky with timing, they had to deal with the big 3 from 2012-2017 which is a heck of a lot tougher than now. If Nishikori was 6 years younger and began peaking now I would argue he would have won many more tournaments and a few slams.
 

Wander

Hall of Fame
NextGen are just the same. Unfortunately some people will defend them for being young until they end up like Dimitrov, and then they are just fogotten.
Difference is that (some of) these losers will win some Majors because someone has to before the generation after them takes over.
 

Jonas78

Legend
Lost Gen also got very unlucky with timing, they had to deal with the big 3 from 2012-2017 which is a heck of a lot tougher than now. If Nishikori was 6 years younger and began peaking now I would argue he would have won many more tournaments and a few slams.
How? Nishikori is just 31y old. Even Zverev has managed to win 4 masters in the same era as Nishikori. If you couldnt win a slam or Masters post FO2016 then you never would.
 

Jonas78

Legend
Difference is that (some of) these losers will win some Majors because someone has to before the generation after them takes over.
I dont know, guess ive been hoping for too long for someone new to appear, but they just keep on dissappointing me. Choosing between two evils, its almost better that Nole wins all these slams until (hopefully) some saviour appear. I was hoping Shapo could be my new player, but yesterday all hope was lost. It wasnt that he lost to Djoko, but the way he lost.
 
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