Tuesday 13 September 2011

Is this a golden age in men's tennis?

At one o'clock last night I decided I really needed to go to bed, even though I was desperate to see the end of an amazing US Open final between Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

For 3 hours I think I watched some of the best tennis that's ever been played on a tennis court.

The standard in men's tennis at the moment is unbelievable. Last night's US Open final was another Grand Slam classic. Some of the rallies were truly breathtaking!

It's not just the level of skill that was so impressive, it was the power and intensity of the rallies. It was brutal to watch!

I do think we're currently in a golden age of men's tennis. Some of the Grand Slam finals I've watched in the last 5-6 years have been true epics, and last night was yet another one.

It all started with Roger Federer dominating the game, then Nadal turned up proved unbeatable on clay before moving on to conquer every other surface. The two of them battled it out for a few years before the emergence of Novak Djokovic.

Djokovic has always been good but this year he's been incredible, winning 3 out of the 4 Grand Slams titles this year.

And lets not forget our own Andy Murray. I know he hasn't won a Grand Slam title yet, but that's only because of the 3 players already mentioned. He can still win a Slam but he just needs to find that extra something.

The four of them together have helped to create a real golden period in men's tennis, I look forward to it continuing for the next few years.

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