Should big 3 retire together at the same time ?

Retirement order


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Yugram

Professional
I am ready for all of them to retire, but there isn't any reason besides their own personal agenda for them to reitre yet. I think Fed and Nadal, while still having a strong desire to compete at the highest level, are ready to move on to the next chapter of life. They have accomplished so much and are two of the games greatest ever. Djo still is driven to prove himself and I see him hanging on the longest.
If Rafa was ready to retire he would just give up after bad start of clay season this year, or even earlier, after one of his injuries. The fact that he comes back over and over and over again tells us that he is not ready to give up yet. And I don’t think Federer is ready to retire either, his selfishness won’t let him until he is 110% sure nor Nadal nor Djokovic will break his precious records. Just look how much better he started playing when he felt they are getting too close.
 

King No1e

Legend
Yes, only after the new generation has forced them out.
The sport is stagnating. The natural order requires that another generation take their place before they hang it up.
 

UnderratedSlam

Professional
Once the Big 3 retire, the NextGen will be scrambling to win free slams. The ATP will look a lot like the WTA. Every month a new no 1, every few months a new slam champ.

It will be interesting, but we all know it won't be deserved because they all failed at stopping the Big 3.
 

UnderratedSlam

Professional
Yes, only after the new generation has forced them out.
The sport is stagnating. The natural order requires that another generation take their place before they hang it up.
Exactly, they don't deserve slam titles by default. NextGen need to take a few slams away from the Big 3, while they still dominate, they don't deserve to take over from the retired three until they prove they can beat the Big 3 in slam finales.
 

King No1e

Legend
Exactly, they don't deserve slam titles by default. NextGen need to take a few slams away from the Big 3, while they still dominate, they don't deserve to take over from the retired three until they prove they can beat the Big 3 in slam finales.
As much as I have loved Fedalovic for all these years, I'd love to see some new Slam winners take them to task and give them beatdowns the way Safin and Hewitt did to Sampras or how Fed did to Agassi.
 

Fedforever

Hall of Fame
Radical suggestion but maybe they should each retire when it's right for THEM and their families?

Personally I think Fed should retire now, Nadal when he gets to 20 slams and then Novak when he gets to 20. Then they can issue a joint statement saying "You stupid people who used us as an excuse to be horrible to your fellow fans and never appreciated us can carry on with your insane fan wars. The Next Gen garbage will show you just how much you should have enjoyed us when you had the chance. We're off on Rafa's boat to party and get p*ssed."
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
Radical suggestion but maybe they should each retire when it's right for THEM and their families?

Personally I think Fed should retire now, Nadal when he gets to 20 slams and then Novak when he gets to 20. Then they can issue a joint statement saying "You stupid people who used us as an excuse to be horrible to your fellow fans and never appreciated us can carry on with your insane fan wars. The Next Gen garbage will show you just what you're going to miss. We're off on Rafa's boat to have a party and get p*ssed."
(y)
 

UnderratedSlam

Professional
As much as I have loved Fedalovic for all these years, I'd love to see some new Slam winners take them to task and give them beatdowns the way Safin and Hewitt did to Sampras or how Fed did to Agassi.
The 90s featured tennis that was a lot less thrilling than what we have today, but in terms of competition, the 90s were superior to the Big 3 era, because you could not predict most slams, and the slam quarterfinals were full of breakthrough players. Nowadays you have 2, maximum three favourites for each slam. Sometimes it's just one guy, for example AO with Djokovic, or FO with Nadal.

I am not a big fan of such long-term dominance, it's reminiscent of women's tennis in the 80s and 90 when nothing ever happened.
 

Sudacafan

G.O.A.T.
There is some weird talk going on bcs certain people are fed up ( :rolleyes: ) of current situation in tennis, and apparently they want to see big 3 go away asap.
Should they go all together... ?
It's like you are playing a poker game and ask everybody to show cards before betting.
 

MajesticMoose

Hall of Fame
Tennis will officially end. Tennis courts all around the world will at once spontaneously crumble within their selves and disappear. Then there will be nothing but silence in the world.
 

Lleytonstation

Hall of Fame
There is some weird talk going on bcs certain people are fed up ( :rolleyes: ) of current situation in tennis, and apparently they want to see big 3 go away asap.
Should they go all together... ?
I don't want any of them to leave, but I want them to have some good competition. I would be fine if they all retire at 20 slams. But no need for that number to pass 20. :sneaky:
 
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