Wimbledon 2019

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  1. Fred132

    Fred132 Member

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    I can appreciate that. The good news is, it will happen at some point.

    Although I’m puzzled as to why the big 3 are still so successful late in their careers. Serena, too. Highly unusual, since in the past a player’s results seemed to always decline significantly in their early 30s. It makes me wonder if they are all getting a little “help”.
     
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    Better fitness and science knowledge overall is extending longevity in many sports. The elite players always have access to the cutting edge tech and staff around them for best practices and implementing health and fitness (recovery/nutrition etc.. ) routines that promote focus and prime ability. Fed sleeps 12 hours a day. Trains in Dubai with the best players in the game for marathon sessions in intense heat. Novak does similar and sleeps in an oxygen chamber. Their diets are all impeccable. They have professionals taking care of every minute aspect of their athletic training. So you have naturally gifted humans (Novak and Fed and Nadal are freaks of nature) that have EARNED access to the best of the best training methods and are able to lower their outside stressors in order to focus on the mental aspects of playing a 5 + hour game under extreme pressure. There is no real prep program for comers to beat that level of preparation - other than earning it through the grind and outplaying them when they show weakness (through age or injury or other...). For instance - Coco - the new 15-year-old USA phenom - has the pedigree (2 professional athletes as parents that produced the genetically correct progeny for fast twitch muscle growth, size, and inherent determined grit to win) which - after last week's performance - earns her the opportunity to move through a systematic elite training regiment that elevates her game under the tutelage of the best programs that no one else has access to. Everyone in tennis is searching for the future cash cow to be king of the mountain and this is the way it happens in the modern era. Make no mistake - when you watch the top 10 men and women - you are looking at the fastest - rarest and most elite athletes in their sport - which is not an accidental success. The "help" they are getting is paired elite genetics met with access to the best of everything modern training has to offer.
     
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  3. Fred132

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    Oh, I’m sure they leave no stone unturned.

    At all.
     
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    When you hear McEroe speechless after a seemingly impossible cross-court get by Novak or Fed or some insane spin shot by Nadal- it is literally how he feels. Because he knows that the level of play is so far beyond what anyone else can do that there are no words. So how do you beat that? How do you prep for that level of play? That is the problem with the logjam at the top.
     
  5. sahhas

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    there were some insane plays at the net during the game, some of them very late, it was a very good match...The fact that they were 4 hours in and still serving around 120mph...is just insane...
     
  6. mtmartin71

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    It's very possible we're witnessing the 3 best to ever play the game all playing at the same time. Statistically that seems absurd, but it could be the case. We'll probably never see anything like it again and in 5-10 years, there will be various good players but no all time greats per se.
     
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