Remember AO 2018 ? Stop writing off young players

DjokoLand

Rookie
Chung Def Medvedev 7-6 6-1 6-1. Less than 2 years ago Med was smashed around by Chung who is a good player unfortunately injuries got him.

Felix is 19 Tsis 21 they have plenty of time. Yes not everyone improves as much as Medvedev but it’s like people think if there not the best at 18-20 then they will be Journeymen
 

Towny

Hall of Fame
No one under the age of 31 has won a slam, including Medvedev. There's a limit to how patient we can be with them. We were told with Dimitrov, Raonic, Nishikori, Tomic, Young et al to just wait a few more years. Well, we've waited and they haven't delivered. I'm sure one of the young guns will step up to the plate eventually (maybe that's what Medvedev is doing now), but I'll wait until I see some results before declaring Tsitsipas or FAA the next ATG
 

Third Serve

Hall of Fame
No one under the age of 31 has won a slam, including Medvedev. There's a limit to how patient we can be with them. We were told with Dimitrov, Raonic, Nishikori, Tomic, Young et al to just wait a few more years. Well, we've waited and they haven't delivered. I'm sure one of the young guns will step up to the plate eventually (maybe that's what Medvedev is doing now), but I'll wait until I see some results before declaring Tsitsipas or FAA the next ATG
Looking back on it, hyping up Donald Young sounds ridiculous.
 

Robert Baratheon

Professional
A corollary (kinda sorta) for "not writing off young players" is "not overhyping young players".
If people stop hyping young players I am sure there won't be a need to write them off anyway.
For every written off player who finally made it you can show me I can show you ten who were hyped to finally make it and they never did.
 

TearTheRoofOff

Hall of Fame
Chung Def Medvedev 7-6 6-1 6-1. Less than 2 years ago Med was smashed around by Chung who is a good player unfortunately injuries got him.

Felix is 19 Tsis 21 they have plenty of time. Yes not everyone improves as much as Medvedev but it’s like people think if there not the best at 18-20 then they will be Journeymen
Unfortunately the Lost Gen have understandably jaded expectations by fitting that narrative to a T.
 
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