We want new faces but not these faces

raph6

Semi-Pro
Almost everyone asks for change in tennis and I agree. But I don’t think most of the players (not talking of Rafa since he is part of the Big3) that still are in contention for the US Open are good for the future of tennis.

Dimitrov is 28, Monfils is 34, Schwartzman is 27. Only Medvedev and Berettinni are young.

If only Shapovalov hadn’t face Monfils, he seemed to have momentum this year at this US Open...
 

Sport

G.O.A.T.
Dimitrov is 28, Monfils is 34, Schwartzman is 27. Only Medvedev and Berettinni are young.
27 and 28 is not old, indeed it is still young but not young enough to be considered "Next Gen". Tennis players are usually considered relatively old at age 30 but not at age 27.
 

raph6

Semi-Pro
I know one 38 y.o. new face that you’d probably consider great for tennis.
Him, Nadal and Djokovic are not great for tennis. But you are right, I would have liked him to win. As I would like Nadal to win since I put 30€ on him before the tournament began.

That doesn’t change my point
 

raph6

Semi-Pro
I would have like Tsitsipas, Thiem, Khachanov, Rublev, Shapovalov, FAA to be there instead
 

BH40love

Rookie
Monfils is 33. Also, Dimitrov is a excellent player he more than deserves this. Saw him play in Cincy and even tho he lost to Wawrinka, I always thought he would go deep. Diego is an animal too so what’s OP complaining about?
I like Fed, Nadal , Djokovic but it’s refreshing to see these results in a major. 28, 27 years is NOT old especially in modern tennis
 

a10best

Hall of Fame
I think Medvedev's FU finger was more of him doing a F-me for getting punked at the net a few times by Feliciano. I could be wrong of course.
 

accidental

Hall of Fame
This the star of a similar period to 1998-2004 when a bunch of surprise finalists and grand slam winners started winning things

If only Berdych and Tsonga could have stayed healthy, now could have been their time
 
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Guest
This the star of a similar period to 1998-2004 when a bunch of surprise finalists and grand slam winners started winning things

If only Berdych and Tsonga could have stayed healthy, now could have been their time
Here we go with this again... Agassi was around and in his prime. Majors weren't just "open" -- there were favorites before the tournament. The period in question you're talking about will be worse than 1998-2004.
 

ckup

New User
So exhausting with the age / new gen / old gen things. It should not be really hard to see that in mens tennis, you just cant win slams that young. We should accept this and enjoy the game.
 
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