Russian Golden Generation

chjtennis

G.O.A.T.
I started a similar thread years ago but can't find it. People were laughing back then, but now with 2 top tenners, Medvedev(23, 5th) and Khachanov(23, 9th), and another young, former top 40, Rublev(21, 43rd currently & has been 31st), it's about time we call the Golden age of Russian men's Tennis is about to start. Meddy is on a hot run, been in the final of Montreal and won Cincy, and looks set for another encounter with Djokovic at QF of USO. Khacha lost to Meddy in SF of Montreal and has had a consistent year which saw his ranking rising to 9th. 1st RD loss to Pospisil is disappointing, but he may expect a strong finish to the year where he will try to defend his Paris title in October. Rublev has a potentially great match v NK tomorrow. I think he'll win in 5, but let's wait and see. If Rublev keeps doing well and these 3 all make it to ATP finals, what a great first step that would be for Russian men's tennis after they have seen numerous female counterparts doing well on tour over the years.
 

robthai

Hall of Fame
If you combine all of their trophies, its not that impressive. What have they won ? Even Safin at a similar age achieved more than all of them combined.
 

Zoolander

Hall of Fame
Maybe a few years early last time, yes? Good bunch of young guys coming through as the big guys finnish could mean great results soon if they keep working harder, or at least harder than the rest of the m.i.a next gen. Which wont be hard, right?!
 

Lavs

Hall of Fame
They are just light shadow of Kafelnikov/Safin. You cannot compare achievements. One won RG at 21 and AO at 25, another won USO at 20 and AO when just turned 25. I am not even saying about Grand Slam's SF, Finals they took a part in.
 
I started a similar thread years ago but can't find it. People were laughing back then, but now with 2 top tenners, Medvedev(23, 5th) and Khachanov(23, 9th), and another young, former top 40, Rublev(21, 43rd currently & has been 31st), it's about time we call the Golden age of Russian men's Tennis is about to start. Meddy is on a hot run, been in the final of Montreal and won Cincy, and looks set for another encounter with Djokovic at QF of USO. Khacha lost to Meddy in SF of Montreal and has had a consistent year which saw his ranking rising to 9th. 1st RD loss to Pospisil is disappointing, but he may expect a strong finish to the year where he will try to defend his Paris title in October. Rublev has a potentially great match v NK tomorrow. I think he'll win in 5, but let's wait and see. If Rublev keeps doing well and these 3 all make it to ATP finals, what a great first step that would be for Russian men's tennis after they have seen numerous female counterparts doing well on tour over the years.
Seems to be all about the Russians with NextGen. Them and a bunch of overrated (giant) Americans. And several Aussies (two of whom are utter clowns, one which is completely committed).
 

chjtennis

G.O.A.T.
If you combine all of their trophies, its not that impressive. What have they won ? Even Safin at a similar age achieved more than all of them combined.
They are just light shadow of Kafelnikov/Safin. You cannot compare achievements. One won RG at 21 and AO at 25, another won USO at 20 and AO when just turned 25. I am not even saying about Grand Slam's SF, Finals they took a part in.

Players tend to achieve better results later in their career these days, so we can't compare these kids directly with Safin/Kafelnikov, I guess,
 

SoBad

G.O.A.T.
I am aware of people who have information that certain multiple slammers of today have homeland not where they would like the vulnerable tennis consumer to believe, so there is more to the story than appears to an uneducated naked eye.
 

AM75

Hall of Fame
More like a silver or even bronze generation, really, or, even better spoiled generation.
 

a10best

Hall of Fame
They have arrived for sure. But now we all have a player to dislike, Mr. Medvedev. I'll cheer for Zev or anyone but Med.
 

yokied

Hall of Fame
Hatchetjob is a write-off. He's gone. Feel free to cling on, as he will, but he ain't gonna be a big boy. Meddy and Rublev are potentials but they're applying for very different positions at the top of the tree. One based on a quirky game, one based on pure bashing.
 
then why are young players having success in the Womans game?
Female athletes also tend to peak earlier in their careers. There are a lot of 16-20 year old female olympic champions (especially swimmers and gymnasts) while men tend to peak phyically like age 22-23 in most cases.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
If you combine all of their trophies, its not that impressive. What have they won ? Even Safin at a similar age achieved more than all of them combined.
The 3 top Russian players' current results:

Medvedev: 5 titles including 1 Masters, 1 at 500 level and 3 at 250 level.
Khachanov: 4 titles including 1 Masters and 3 at 250 level.
Rublev: 1 title at 250 level.

That's a combined total of 10 titles including 2 Masters, 1 at 500 level and 7 at 250 level.
 

Zoolander

Hall of Fame
Impressed with rublev this tourney. Looks like changing racquets was a good thing.

Beat Tsitsipas, Simon, Kyrgios. Good chance to win a couple more at least as well.
 
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