Imaginary Scenario ---> Lets say the top 3 (nada,federer,djokovic) started playing tennis at the age of 27

Pradeep

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Say They havent had any intense physical training before but occasional playing in any sport.So my question is will they be able to attain the current position as they are now with the natural talent they have towards the sport and after they decide to take tennis professionally at the age of 27(which is very late to begin)
In one line my Question is if they start soo late will they still be able to compete like this with few years practice.
If yes what they should do differently
 

TripleATeam

Legend
No, tennis is not a talent-based game. Hard work from a young age gets you 99% of the way to the top and natural talent makes up the 1% left to get to the very top.

In this scenario, the Big 3 would be severely behind the curve, and I wouldn't expect top 500 showings from any of them.
 

Pradeep

New User
No, tennis is not a talent-based game. Hard work from a young age gets you 99% of the way to the top and natural talent makes up the 1% left to get to the very top.

In this scenario, the Big 3 would be severely behind the curve, and I wouldn't expect top 500 showings from any of them.
If its not a talent based game i am unsure how can these three be soo dominant i mean literally they dont have a competition outside of them.Others players too work hard from their childhood.Of the last 56 grandslams 48 have been shared between these three.So you mean to say that their extra 1% natural talent gives them this edge among other players.
 
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