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    homie1975
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    6 of the 16 men's players still left at Wimbledon are Unseeded

    If you are not a tennis fan you will find this thread useless, but read on anyway.

    Very rare occurrence to have this many unseeded players left at this point. You can go back 30 or 40 grand slam events dating back 7+ years maybe even 10+ and you won't find this. Typically at most 4 unseeded players make it to the round of 16.

    This year you have vets like Gulbis (age 29), Monfils (age 31), and Simon (age 33) who have snuck into the final 16. the reason to me is pretty clear: modern medicine, conditioning, and supplements, are allowing athletes across all sports to prolong their careers and play at a higher level into their 30's. this has been going on for decades but right now there is a clear spike. roger federer, tom brady, drew brees, lebron james, just to name a few guys North of 33 years old (some of them damn near 40) who are dominating the game in what used to be considered old man's age.

    this is making it tougher and tougher for the youngsters to break in.

    anyhow, somewhat useless post but just an observation as 6 of a final 16 left in a slam Unseeded on the Men's side is such a rarity

    Ciao.

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    Yea this tourny has been crazy, only way to bet it is live betting

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    Great to see hope a heavy dog wins it.

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    parity really coming into tennis now other than Nadal and Fed

    It is why everyone loses their shirts betting the sport

    It will eventually be like golf

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    That's why it's becoming difficult to cap.

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    this is crazy

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    Now the 8 left are all seeded players. Cream rose to the top. Surprising to see isner, k anderson, and del potro, all in the quarters. None of them have fared very well on the wimby grass over the years even though they're big servers

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    Quote Originally Posted by homie1975 View Post
    Now the 8 left are all seeded players. Cream rose to the top. Surprising to see isner, k anderson, and del potro, all in the quarters. None of them have fared very well on the wimby grass over the years even though they're big servers
    Lol Delpotro and Isner havnt faired well on grass over the years? They have done just fine vs guys outside the top 5.... they also had a dream draw this year

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidGoliath5003 View Post
    Lol Delpotro and Isner havnt faired well on grass over the years? They have done just fine vs guys outside the top 5.... they also had a dream draw this year
    I said WIMBY GRASS. isner's 10th wimbledon but his first one past the 3rd round !!!

    Del potro 9th wimbledon but only his second trip to the quarters.

    Again.......these guys have not fared well at the venue. Facts.

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