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Re: Men's Tennis dominated by 3 or 4 men
« Reply #75 on: September 14, 2015, 03:41:24 PM »

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Nothing has changed, there have only been a handful of guys to watch in every era, the rest has always been rubbish to me.
There are times when there are a lot more major winners.  1996 to 2003 for example.  There were 32 Titles and 17 different winners.  Sampras won 6, Agassi won 5, Kuerten won 3, Hewitt and Kafelnikov each had 2, but every one else won just once (that includes Federer's 1st in 2003).

In the 48 Grand Slams since then however, Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic have dominated winning 40 of the 48.  Only Gaudio in the 2004 French (before Nadal), Safin at the 2005 Australian, del Potro in the 2009 US Open, Cilic in the 2014 US Open, and then the 2 from Wawrinka (14 Aus, 15 Wim) and Murray (12 US, 13 Wim).

Even pre-96, Sampras won a lot, but he had not real consistent competitor winning majors and Sampras really only dominated on grass. 

Re: Men's Tennis dominated by 3 or 4 men
« Reply #76 on: June 05, 2016, 01:38:49 PM »

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Novak finally wins in France and is now the defending champion in all 4 majors, the first man since 1969 to be able to say that.

Re: Men's Tennis dominated by 3 or 4 men
« Reply #77 on: September 09, 2018, 08:30:40 PM »

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So still basically the same in mens tennis. Since the start of 2004 there have been 60 majors.

Federer has won 19
Nadal 17
Djokovic 14
Murray 3
Wawrinka 3
Del Potro, Cilic, Gaudio, Safin each have 1.

Gaudio and Safin were in 04 and 05.  Cilic was the most recent of the not 5 and that was way back in 2014.  Federer has 20 overall winning his first at Wimbledon in 03.  It looked like he would be done at 17 winning that one in 2012.  He didn't win again until 2017 and picked up 2 more after that one. All time Federer is 1, Nadal is 2, and Djokovic just tied Sampras today for 3.  Absolutley amazing dominance from those 3 with Murray and Wawrinka mixed in (makes you wonder what those 2 might have done in a different era).
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Re: Men's Tennis dominated by 3 or 4 men
« Reply #78 on: September 13, 2018, 04:26:28 PM »

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Impressive stats. All active grand slam champs will be 30+ soon (Del Potro and Cilic turning 30 this month...) Sad that those in the Raonic, Dimitrov, Nishikori age range (feels weird saying generation) have underachieved. Or are the big 3 or 4 just too good

Re: Men's Tennis dominated by 3 or 4 men
« Reply #79 on: September 13, 2018, 04:34:08 PM »

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Crazy that 3 of tennis’ all time players have put together their careers during the same span.

Re: Men's Tennis dominated by 3 or 4 men
« Reply #80 on: September 13, 2018, 05:04:13 PM »

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Impressive stats. All active grand slam champs will be 30+ soon (Del Potro and Cilic turning 30 this month...) Sad that those in the Raonic, Dimitrov, Nishikori age range (feels weird saying generation) have underachieved. Or are the big 3 or 4 just too good

If Thien can keep playing like he did against Rafa in the US Open and get better at approaches / net and handling opponents at net, he's got serious upside.  His groundies and serve are massive and he's very quick and nimble, with good height and great endurance, but also with huge strength, power, spin and placement. 

However... I haven't seen a lot of him beyond his all time best match against Rafa.
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