2021's been an eye-opening year, for sure.well it's more of an inkling that I've had since I watched Wimbledon '07 and then all of their 2008 matches - Roland Garros '08 was especially bad. Of course I was a child at that point in time and barely understood tennis but I am still a human with decent pattern recognition skills, after all.
I think everything gets over-nostalgized here, tbh. The Fedal rivalry had an amazing peak, probably the best I have ever seen, but after AO '09 it became a little stale. I will admit that Rome '06 and Miami/Dubai 05/06 were incredible though. Those are maybe a bit underrated, actually.
Certainly puts some things in perspective.