Fedr has now played through 5 generations!

#5
Nah...the way i would break down his career its late 90's - early 00's Sampras/Agassi dawn transition period, followed by early 00's - mid 00's Roddick/Hewitt/Safin period, then the era of "Spaniards" headed by Nadal spanning approximately 4 years till 2008, then the Big-4 era (which lasted about 6 seasons), then the lost gen era (Raonics', Nishikoris, Dimitrovs etc...) and current next gen youngsters era! Some of the headliners from each of those eras from earliest to latest:

1.Sampras/Kuerten/Agassi (1998-2002)
2.Hewitt/Safin/Roddick (2002-2005)
3.Nadal/Moya/Verdasco (2005-2008)
4.Djokovic/Murray/Del Potro (2008-2014)
5.Raonic/Nishikori/Dimitrov (2014-2017)
6.Zverev/Tsitsipas/Shapovalov (2017-Current)
 
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#6
1998-2002 - Sampras/Agassi generation
2002-2006 - New Balls
2007-2010 - Nadal only competition
2011-2016 - Djokdal domination
2017-present NextGen

still no signs of let up from the old man.

Fedr.
that's not how it is IMO:

agassi-sampras-courier-chang generation
kuerten-kafelnikov-scud-rios-norman generation
his own gen ...fed-hewitt-roddick-safin-ferrero generation
nadal-djoko-murray-delpo generation
nishi-raonic-dimi generation
zverev-coric-kyrgios-thiem generation
 
#7
that's not how it is IMO:

agassi-sampras-courier-chang generation
kuerten-kafelnikov-scud-rios-norman generation
his own gen ...fed-hewitt-roddick-safin-ferrero generation
nadal-djoko-murray-delpo generation
nishi-raonic-dimi generation
zverev-coric-kyrgios-thiem generation
This

Like i said earlier, OP seems more about eras than generations of players. But I'd organise the generation distribution like the post above.

Fed seems to just keep on going but part of it is the abject failure of the LostGen to step up and knock him off the top
 
#8
Nah...the way i would break down his career its late 90's - early 00's Sampras/Agassi dawn transition period, followed by early 00's - mid 00's Roddick/Hewitt/Safin period, then the era of "Spaniards" headed by Nadal spanning approximately 4 years till 2008, then the Big-4 era (which lasted about 6 seasons), then the lost gen era (Raonics', Nishikoris, Dimitrovs etc...) and current next gen youngsters era! Some of the headliners from each of those eras from earliest to latest:

1.Sampras/Kuerten/Agassi (1998-2002)
2.Hewitt/Safin/Roddick (2002-2005)
3.Nadal/Moya/Verdasco (2005-2008)
4.Djokovic/Murray/Del Potro (2008-2014)
5.Raonic/Nishikori/Dimitrov (2014-2017)
6.Zverev/Tsitsipas/Shapovalov (2017-Current)
Hmm. Rafa is 10 years younger than Moya and only a year older than Djoko & Murray..
 
#11
And Nadl played in four, despite Fedr being five years his senior. Add to that the fact Nole played through four, despite Nadl only being a year older. Just goes to show how early Nadl peaked
Rafa has also played a representative of the Sampras/Agassi generation, but it was after 2002. Rafa has played Agassi twice: at the 2005 Canada Masters & 2006 Wimbledon.
 
#13
1998-2002 - Sampras/Agassi generation
2002-2006 - New Balls
2007-2010 - Nadal only competition
2011-2016 - Djokdal domination
2017-present NextGen

still no signs of let up from the old man.

Fedr.
He’s counted as peer to every generation.
He’s assumed to be peaking from 03 to today.

But it’s all good.

Just implicit compliments to his amazing constancy and relevancy.

FEDR
 
#16
every 4-5 years is a new gen in tennis. So yeah, Nadal has played through 4 of them :

fed-hewitt-roddick-safin-ferrero generation
nadal-djoko-murray-delpo generation
nishi-raonic-dimi generation
zverev-coric-kyrgios-thiem generation
Ok, well I better not argue with you ;) though it would make work go faster and im def ready to bounce :p
 
#19
Federer has roughly 14 and a half years between his first major (2003 Wimbledon) and latest (2018 Australian Open).

Any other players who are close to/surpass that (singles only)? The only one I can see is Serena Williams (1999 US Open to 2017 Australian Open), which is about 17 and a half years.

Both of which are incredible BTW.
 
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