@mike danny
2004 vs 2015

2004 AO vs 2015 AO : Safin, Federer, Agassi,Hewitt, Nalbandian, Roddick,Ferrero >> Djokovic, Murray, Wawrinka, Berdych

2004 FO vs 2015 FO : Gaudio, Coria, Nalbandian, Kuerten, Moya, Henman, Federer somewhere b/w < and << Wawrinka, Djokovic, Murray, Tsonga, Federer,Nadal, Nishi

both with good depth atleast, final obviously clearly swings it in favour of 2015 FO

2004 Wim vs 2015 Wim: Federer, Roddick, Ancic, Hewitt, Henman, Grosjean > Djokovic, Federer, Murray, Anderson, Cilic, Gasquet

2004 Fed > 2015 Djokovic

2004 Roddick > 2015 Fed

Hewitt ~ Murray (below par 3rd set from hewitt, but played an exceptional TB to get the 2nd set)

Ancic ~ Anderson (maybe being a bit generous here)

Grosjean ~ Gasquet

Henman ~ Cilic

For Gasquet-Stan in Wim 15, you had Hewitt Moya in Wim 04.

2004 USO vs 2015 USO: Federer, Agassi, Hewitt, Henman, Roddick, Johansson >> Djokovic, Federer, Stan, Cilic, Lopez, Tsonga

2004 Fed > 2015 Djokovic

2004 Agassi > 2015 Fed

2004 Hewitt > 2015 Stan

2004 Roddick > 2015 Lopez

2004 Johansson > 2015 Cilic (thanks to Cilic injury)

2004 Henman < 2015 Tsonga (Edited: Henman played fine in the semi, but struggled in the earlier rounds more than Tsonga did clearly)

So 2 slams in 2004 considerably better than in 2015, one better in 2004 and one significantly better in 2015

2004 YEC vs 2015 YEC : Federer, Hewitt, Safin, Roddick > Djokovic, Federer, Stan, Nadal

Federer > Djokovic

Hewitt ~ Federer

Safin > Stan

Roddick ~ Nadal

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early HC season minus AO : about even

IW 04 had fed, agassi, henman, roddick

IW 15 had djoko, fed, , raonic, murray

fed-agassi in 04 > djokovic-fed in 15 (individually as well)

Henman/Roddick > Raonic in IW 15 and >> 15 Murray

IW 04 somewhere b/w > and >> IW 15

Miami 04 : Roddick beat Moya in QF, Coria beat Gonzo in SF.

Miami 15 : djokovic struggled earlier, barely escaping vs dolgo, then played well in the later matches.

murray played better than in IW clearly, but still nothing great.

nothing else noteworthy

Miami 15 somewhere b/w > and >> Miami 04

Clay season minus RG: 15 better

Monte Carlo 2004 < Monte Carlo 2015: Coria, Safin, Nalby, Moya in 2004 < Djokovic, Berdych, nadal, Ferrer

Rome 2004 << Rome 2015: Moya, nalby, Costa in 2004 << Djokovic,Federer, Stan, Ferrer (crap final from nalby)

Hamburg 2004 >> Madrid 2015

Federer came through a draw of Gaudio, Gonzalez, Moya, Hewitt to get to the final. Final was a good one unlike 15 where Nadal was cra*p.

North America HC season minus USO : 2004 ~ 2015

Canada 04 > Canada 15

djokovic barely escaped vs gulbis, got beat by murray playing well

Roddick came through to the final easily and Fed beat him convincingly.

Fed had 2 Tbs vs Mirnyi (big server) and an entertaining shotmaking match vs arazi in 1st round, lost 1st set vs Johansson

fed of canada 04 > murray of canada 15

roddick of canada 04 ~ djoko of canada 04

Cincy 05 < Cincy 15

Agassi of Cincy 04 < fed of cincy 15

roddick, hewitt in 05; djokovic murray in 05

Indoor season minus YEC : about even

madrid 04 had safin in peak form only slightly lesser than djokovic in shanghai 15

also had agassi clearly better than anyone Djokovic faced in shanghai 15.

paris 04 safin ~ paris 15 djokovic

hewitt in paris 04 ~ Stan in Paris 15

So to sum it up , IMO :

2004 AO >> 2015 AO

2004 RG b/w < and << 2015 RG

2004 Wim > 2015 Wim

2004 USO >> 2015 USO

2004 YEC > 2015 YEC

early HC season minus AO : 2004 ~ 2015

clay season minus RG : 2004 < 2015

North America HC season minus USO : 2004 ~ 2015

Indoor season minus YEC : 2004 ~ 2015

2004 significantly better in slams

2004 better at the YEC

the non major events in 15 is a little better than 2004 (thanks to clay season)