Late bloomers

Lew II

Legend
Active players who reached their top50 best ranking in their 30s or late 20s

Stephane Robert, 36 years 5 months
Paolo Lorenzi, 35 years 5 months
Malek Jaziri, 35 years
Victor Estrella Burgos, 34 years 11 months
Nicolas Mahut, 34 years 4 months
Feliciano Lopez, 33 years 3 months
John Isner, 33 years 3 months
Steve Darcis, 33 years 2 months
Kevin Anderson, 32 years 2 months
Fabio Fognini, 32 years 2 months
Roberto Bautista Agut, 31 years 7 months
David Ferrer, 31 years 3 months (retired this year)
Mikahil Kukushkin, 31 years 2 months
Matthew Ebden, 30 years 11 months
Teymuraz Gabashvili, 30 years 9 months
Pablo Cuevas, 30 years 7 months
Sam Querry, 30 years 4 months
Gael Monfils, 30 years 2 months
Juan Martin Del Potro, 29 years 11 months
Mischa Zverev, 29 years 11 months
Adrian Mannarino, 29 years 9 months
Radu Albot, 29 years 9 months
Thomas Berdych, 29 years 8 months (retired this year)
Daniel Evans, 29 years 8 months
Andy Murray, 29 years 6 months
Ivo Karlovic 29 years 6 months
Pablo Andujar, 29 years 6 months
Marin Cilic, 29 years 4 months
Albert Ramos Vinolas, 29 years 4 months
John Millman, 29 years 4 months
Guido Pella, 29 years 3 months
Jan Lennard Struff, 29 years 3 months
Lukas Rosol, 29 years 2 months
Carlos Berlocq, 29 years 1 month
Yuichi Sugita, 29 years 1 month
Ilya Marchenko, 29 years
Andreas Seppi, 28 years 11 months
Peter Gojowczyk, 28 years 11 months
Stan Wawrinka, 28 years 10 months
Dusan Lajovic, 28 years 10 months
Philip Kohlschreiber, 28 years 9 months
Aljiaz Bedene, 28 years 7 months
 
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Tennis_Hands

Bionic Poster
So, not only the inflation era has been extremely weak as far as young ATGs go (well it practically is non-existent as there aren't any such), but also the "filler" on the ATP tour found it easier to climb up the rankings in the total absence of challenge from the generations (I love my social media platforms) useless?

Thank you, Lew, for giving context of the achievements from the last 5-6 years.

 
clearly, the age at which they achieved their best ranking doesn't give the fulll picture: del potro, murray and cilic... "late bloomers" ? :oops:
come on... i'd even say del potro is one of the last examples of early bloomers we had !
(but some nextnextnextgens will join them soon, right?... won't they?... one day?) :censored:
 
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stringertom

Bionic Poster
clearly, the age at which they achieved their best ranking doesn't give the fulll picture: del potro, murray and cilic... "late bloomers" ? :oops:
come on... i'd even say del potro is one of the last examples of early bloomers we had !
(but some nextnextnextgens will join them soon, right?... won't they?... one day?) :censored:
Believe in sin, my friend. It will pay off!
 
Active players who reached their top50 best ranking in their 30s or late 20s

Stephane Robert, 36 years 5 months
Paolo Lorenzi, 35 years 5 months
Malek Jaziri, 35 years
Victor Estrella Burgos, 34 years 11 months
Nicolas Mahut, 34 years 4 months
Feliciano Lopez, 33 years 3 months
John Isner, 33 years 3 months
Steve Darcis, 33 years 2 months
Kevin Anderson, 32 years 2 months
Fabio Fognini, 32 years 2 months
Roberto Bautista Agut, 31 years 7 months
David Ferrer, 31 years 3 months (retired this year)
Mikahil Kukushkin, 31 years 2 months
Matthew Ebden, 30 years 11 months
Teymuraz Gabashvili, 30 years 9 months
Pablo Cuevas, 30 years 7 months
Sam Querry, 30 years 4 months
Gael Monfils, 30 years 2 months
Juan Martin Del Potro, 29 years 11 months
Mischa Zverev, 29 years 11 months
Adrian Mannarino, 29 years 9 months
Radu Albot, 29 years 9 months
Thomas Berdych, 29 years 8 months (retired this year)
Dusan Lajovic, 29 years 8 months
Andy Murray, 29 years 6 months
Ivo Karlovic 29 years 6 months
Pablo Andujar, 29 years 6 months
Marin Cilic, 29 years 4 months
Albert Ramos Vinolas, 29 years 4 months
John Millman, 29 years 4 months
Guido Pella, 29 years 3 months
Jan Lennard Struff, 29 years 3 months
Lukas Rosol, 29 years 2 months
Carlos Berlocq, 29 years 1 month
Yuichi Sugita, 29 years 1 month
Ilya Marchenko, 29 years
Andreas Seppi, 28 years 11 months
Peter Gojowczyk, 28 years 11 months
Stan Wawrinka, 28 years 10 months
Philip Kohlschreiber, 28 years 9 months
Aljiaz Bedene, 28 years 7 months
Where are Djokovic, Wawrinka?
 

beard

Hall of Fame
So, not only the inflation era has been extremely weak as far as young ATGs go (well it practically is non-existent as there aren't any such), but also the "filler" on the ATP tour found it easier to climb up the rankings in the total absence of challenge from the generations (I love my social media platforms) useless?

Thank you, Lew, for giving context of the achievements from the last 5-6 years.

This is Nobel's prize level of concluding....
Can't believe what I just read.... :laughing:
 

Shaolin

G.O.A.T.
rafter and wawrinka are among the best examples of late bloomers... when things started to click, they were amazing! ;)
i miss rafter...
I miss Rafter too. Good guy and great player. I played a guy that played him in the challengers and said "it was like being strangled". He just got on the net so fast every point.

Wawrinka has to be the ultimate late bloomer ever. 3 slams out of nowhere late in the career.
 

Incognito

Legend
Stan is the best late bloomer of all. He didn’t reach his prime until AO 2014. All matches before that were meaningless. What’s the slam h2h between Djokodal vs stan between 2014-2019 @Lew II ?
 

NatF

Bionic Poster
I actually agree with Lew for once *shudder*

At the slams in 2013 I think Stan's level was very close to the level he showed when he won those events in 2014-2016 - particularly on the HC's.
 
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