Generation After Big 4: Their Progress

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G.O.A.T.
I'd say players who were born in 1989 or later can be grouped in this category(which includes Nishikori but excludes Cilic). I know it's hard to draw the borderline, but we will have to be a little arbitrary here. Here are their rankings as of March 23, 2015.

5 Nishikori, Kei (JPN) (Born in 1989)
6 Raonic, Milos (CAN)
11 Dimitrov, Grigor (BUL)
20 Goffin, David (BEL)
29 Tomic, Bernard (AUS)
37 Kyrgios, Nick (AUS)
41 Klizan, Martin (SVK) (Born in 1989)
43 Johnson, Steve (USA) (Born in 1989)
44 Young, Donald (USA) (Born in 1989)
45 Sock, Jack (USA)
48 Vesely, Jiri (CZE)
49 Janowicz, Jerzy (POL)
52 Thiem, Dominic (AUT)
53 Sousa, Joao (POR) (Born in 1989)
54 Carreno Busta, Pablo (ESP)
59 Coric, Borna (CRO)
60 Pospisil, Vasek (CAN)
61 Schwartzman, Diego (ARG)
72 Struff, Jan-Lennard (GER)
73 Lajovic, Dusan (SRB)
77 Delbonis, Federico (ARG)
78 Berankis, Ricardas (LTU)
83 Bedene, Aljaz (SLO) (Born in 1989)
85 Paire, Benoit (FRA) (Born in 1989)
91 Kuznetsov, Andrey (RUS)
92 Dzumhur, Damir (BIH)
96 Krajinovic, Filip (SRB)
97 Duckworth, James (AUS)
100 Gonzalez, Alejandro (COL) (Born in 1989)

If we only include players born in the 90s, this is how it looks:

6 Raonic, Milos (CAN)
11 Dimitrov, Grigor (BUL)
20 Goffin, David (BEL)
29 Tomic, Bernard (AUS)
37 Kyrgios, Nick (AUS)
45 Sock, Jack (USA)
48 Vesely, Jiri (CZE)
49 Janowicz, Jerzy (POL)
52 Thiem, Dominic (AUT)
54 Carreno Busta, Pablo (ESP)
59 Coric, Borna (CRO)
60 Pospisil, Vasek (CAN)
61 Schwartzman, Diego (ARG)
72 Struff, Jan-Lennard (GER)
73 Lajovic, Dusan (SRB)
77 Delbonis, Federico (ARG)
78 Berankis, Ricardas (LTU)
91 Kuznetsov, Andrey (RUS)
92 Dzumhur, Damir (BIH)
96 Krajinovic, Filip (SRB)
97 Duckworth, James (AUS)

We can see how well Nishikori and Raonic are doing compared to other players of the same age. Also, Kyrgios and Coric are doing exceptionally well for their age. These guys can be future no.1.
 
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