The Federer generation

MichaelChang

Hall of Fame
Looking at the players around Roger's age. Hew... the old memories. Gonna appreciate more when Federer is still playing, every match is a gift for fans.

still in tour:
David Ferrer, born 1982
Tommy Robredo, born 1982
Mikhail Youzhny, born 1982

retired:
Marat Safin, born 1980
Andy Roddick, born 1982
Lleyton Hewitt, born 1981
Fernando González, born 1980
David Nalbandian, born 1982
Juan Carlos Ferrero, born 1980
Nikolay Davydenko, born 1981
 
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Deleted member 756486

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Ferrer is still playing? Thought he retired ages ago.
 

World Beater

Hall of Fame
when people say medical advancements have helped players play for longer..i cringe.

barring some outliers like Federer, players are still retiring in their early thirties...
 

MeatTornado

G.O.A.T.
Watching Fed win yet another slam in his 30s while dropping only 2 sets should really make everyone take a good hard look at that list of players. While in the end they were all eventually steamrolled, they put up a much better fight against peak Fed than the current gen can muster against Grandpa.
 

fedtennisphan

Hall of Fame
Watching Fed win yet another slam in his 30s while dropping only 2 sets should really make everyone take a good hard look at that list of players. While in the end they were all eventually steamrolled, they put up a much better fight against peak Fed than the current gen can muster against Grandpa.
All it says even at age 36, you still have to be skilled to beat Federer. No cheap wins because of his age that some were hoping for.
 

tennisaddict

Bionic Poster

Jonas78

Legend
Looking at the players around Roger's age. Hew... the old memories. Gonna appreciate more when Federer is still playing, every match is a gift for fans.

still in tour:
David Ferrer, born 1982
Tommy Robredo, born 1982
Mikhail Youzhny, born 1982

retired:
Marat Safin, born 1980
Andy Roddick, born 1982
Lleyton Hewitt, born 1981
Fernando González, born 1980
David Nalbandian, born 1982
Juan Carlos Ferrero, born 1980
Nikolay Davydenko, born 1981
Whats interesting is that Federer is still competetive, and he is the only one who still is.

Thats why i think people who believe that Novak, Murray and Nadal has several years left in the top have lost sight of what is normal. It isnt normal to have a great career post age 31/32. Federer has almost outlived two generations of players which is something very extraordinary.
 
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