Strong Era confirmed

Spencer Gore

Hall of Fame
Medvedev's victory has confirmed that we are probably witnessing a strong era of tennis. The level of play we've seen in the last few months from Medvedev, Zverev, Berrettini, Tsitsipas, Alcaraz etc (many of whom will become multiple slam champs) means that the immediate future of tennis is secure.

The nature of modern tennis, with the constant changes in racquet technology, surface speed, training, diet etc means that the game is constantly evolving, meaning even the early years of this century look like an archaic form of tennis.

Welcome to the future. It's looking bright.
 
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gjm127

Professional
Medvedev's victory has confirmed that we are witnessing a strong era of tennis. The level of play we've seen in the last few months from Medvedev, Zverev, Berrettini and others (many of whom will become multiple slam champs) means that the immediate future of tennis is secure.

The nature of modern tennis, with the constant changes in racquet technology, surface speed, training, diet etc means that the game is constantly evolving, meaning even the early years of this century look like an archaic form of tennis.

Welcome to the future. It's looking bright.
Lol, c'mon bud.
 

tex123

Professional
Medvedev's victory has confirmed that we are witnessing a strong era of tennis. The level of play we've seen in the last few months from Medvedev, Zverev, Berrettini and others (many of whom will become multiple slam champs) means that the immediate future of tennis is secure.

The nature of modern tennis, with the constant changes in racquet technology, surface speed, training, diet etc means that the game is constantly evolving, meaning even the early years of this century look like an archaic form of tennis.

Welcome to the future. It's looking bright.
Wait a min. They were mugs. :unsure:
 
Need to see how Med follows this up. Can he do this at the Australian against a Nole that has his legs and is rested? Zverev basically beat Nole.. even though he lost. LOL
 
Medvedev's victory has confirmed that we are witnessing a strong era of tennis. The level of play we've seen in the last few months from Medvedev, Zverev, Berrettini, Tsitsipas, Alcaraz etc (many of whom will become multiple slam champs) means that the immediate future of tennis is secure.

The nature of modern tennis, with the constant changes in racquet technology, surface speed, training, diet etc means that the game is constantly evolving, meaning even the early years of this century look like an archaic form of tennis.

Welcome to the future. It's looking bright.
 

MrFlip

Professional
Hey everyone Federer is worse because he had to complete his CYGS attempts at the French Open against prime Nadal in the final but you know Novak had Wawrinka on clay and Medvedev hardcourt.....ok
 

Rudiiii

Rookie
Hey everyone Federer is worse because he had to complete his CYGS attempts at the French Open against prime Nadal in the final but you know Novak had Wawrinka on clay and Medvedev hardcourt.....ok
Federer was never close to achieving CYGS, what are you talking about??
 

Slicehand

Semi-Pro
just because the best are getting older and youger players are catching up doesnt make it specially strong for me, as someone said, you play the field, you only train enough to beat the best guy, i dont believe too much in weak or strong eras
 

bnjkn

Semi-Pro
So, if Djokovic won today, we have to wait until future to see how many majors Medvedev wins and it is still strong era.

Since Djokovic lost, it is not a weak era.

Either way you win, got it !
Exactly.
Djokovic has been playing tough grinding tennis with flashes of genius the whole year, sooner or later someone would be good enough to ignore such a strategy. I still can't believe how long it took for this to happen.
 

MrFlip

Professional
Yes. Djokovic won 27 slam matches in a row, so he was one match short.

Federer won 13 matches in a row, so he was 15 matches short.
We can all probably agree Federer winning the other two slams were a given, considering how peak he was.

Seems like there's always some excuse for Djokovic not doing it, meanwhile he wasn't even on course except in 2015 when his opponent was a raging Wawrinka, and now Medvedev 2021 (whom he'd beaten start of the year straight sets easily)

Fed had to try and do it against prime Nadal twice.

Djokovic will probably end up with more slams but people forget the difficulty Federer faced compared to Djok.
 

Spencer Gore

Hall of Fame
We can all probably agree Federer winning the other two slams were a given, considering how peak he was.
Why would you think that? The pressure increases exponentially as a Grand Slam season progresses, and if there is one thing the good old Mayor of Shanksville showed us over the years it's that pressure isn't really his forte.
 

MrFlip

Professional
Why would you think that? The pressure increases exponentially as a Grand Slam season progresses, and if there is one thing the good old Mayor of Shanksville showed us over the years it's that pressure isn't really his forte.
Isn't Federer from the weakera?

Agreed if Fed was Djok level of mentallity, he'd be on 24 and untouchable as GOAT
 

The Fedfather

Hall of Fame
The OP's poor trolling efforts were getting out of hand, but I'm genuinely sorry it had to take this gutting loss for Novak to stop the farce.
 

Spencer Gore

Hall of Fame
Some interesting replies here: seems I'm both trying to cope with a devastating loss while simultaneously laughing as my devious plan to jinx Djokovic has worked.

I must be doing something right to annoy both sides.
 

Bartelby

Bionic Poster
But you've not given any criteria to define a strong era. Would three players with ten plus slams in a decade constitute a strong era? Talking vaguely about multiple slams can't define a strong era.

That is very true. I'm predicting it. Let's look back in a decade and see if I was correct.
 
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