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How Old Are The Best Tennis Players?

Sport & Games | November 25, 2015
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Is Roger Federer (34 years old) too old to win another Grand slam or not? That is the question. Last week's Barclays ATP World Tour Finals when he lost only to the remarkable Novak Djokovic proved Federer is still in top form and one of the best in the world.

In 2015, Fedex claimed another six titles, second only to Djokovic (11). He achieved a 6-5 record in finals - all five losses to Djokovic. In the ATP Masters 1000 play, he went 16-6, with the highlight being the title in Cincinnati, where he beat Andy Murray and Djokovic in succession.

In an interesting article in the Financial Times, John Burn-Murdoch poses a question: where is the next generation of dominant men’s players?

Federer, Nadal and now Djokovic have run the tennis show in the last decade or so. The average age of the ATP top 10 is currently 29.7 — the highest it has ever been — with an unprecedented five of its current members aged over 30. It hovered between 24 and 26 years old between 1985 and 2010!

With Djokovic still hungry and relatively young (28 years old), it looks like it’s still going to be a while before the "young guns" such as Kei Nishikori (25) or Nick Kyrgios (22) can think about the throne.