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Old 07-14-2019, 05:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Helmut Doork View Post
Nadal, Federer and Djokovic are probably three of the top five players of the modern era, but at least some part of their longevity comes down to watered down competetion- none of the younger players now are star material
Doesnít that push it back a step? If you say that none of the younger players are star material, then say why none of the younger players are star material. The OP is, in effect, already asking why these three outclass the competition; you are, in effect, restating that by replying that the competition is outclassed by them.

(Especially since, as you apparently grant that Nadal and Federer and Djokovic are probably Top Five if not Top Three, the whole thing gets even weirder. Consider, for example, Andy Murray, who built a Hall Of Fame career in the shadow of N/F/D: in between winning Olympic gold medals, he won multiple Grand Slam titles; youíd maybe expect him to get ranked #1 in the world, and, uh, he did. So ó what? Heís not N/F/D tier, but the players youíre on about are a step down from his tier?)

(Wawrinka isnít in the N/F/D tier either; but the guys youíre on about are a step down from his tier, since he wins Grand Slam title after Grand Slam title after Grand Slam title in an N/F/D context and they donít? Why? Why arenít they at least on that guyís tier? Why arenít they even second-stringers?)