Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: always on the move
2010s - decline of Russian tennis
Whether we like it or not, it is impossible to deny.
We are still producing good juniors, but none of them seems to become a threat once moving to pros.
We had just few thousands of registered players in 90s. Yet we produced Kafelnikov, Safin, Dementieva, Myskina, Kournikova, Petrova, Zvonareva. Then a bit later it was Sharapova, Kuznetsova, Safina. And now that generation also approaches its twilights. And no change of guard in sight. I would not even go into doing the same for men, where situation is much worse.
Why is that that 90s seeded a great wave of champions, but nothing came after them? There is got to be some explanation. It's not really like Graf-Becker-Stich-not_much_after case. We had a massive wave of talent, not just a handful of players. We were 6 out of Top 10 at some point. There's got to be a systemic problem here. I have my version of what happened, and why. I'd like to hear yours.
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