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Agassi was still quite good back then and the newer generation were breaking through and playing well in majors something they aren't today. No excuse when they are losing to journeymen.Hewitt and Safin had this opoortunity because back then, 30+ players were loosing their physical abilities. So the youngers were outperforming them on this area of the game.
Now, for exemple, a 32 years old Nadal, who had dozens of injuries, is still able to compete in 5hours match. Besides, he has a huge experience with more than 1000 matches play. How do you want the Next-Gen to beat that ?
Stop idealizing the past, things have just changed and it won't ever be the same.
If they had the mentality and talent to be the best like them they'd get the job done. When Sampras was ranked No. 3 and only 28 Hewitt gave him a bagel at the Year Ending Cup. He was 19. When has a young player done that?