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Jul 5th, 2005, 01:35 AM
All tennis players are talented but some more so than others.
Tennis players also peak at different ages and stages of their career. Is 18, 19, 20 or 21 years old too early to say a tennis player has peaked or played their best match?
The inevitable things such as age, injuries, high level of competition from those presently at the very top of the game, future more talented competition, personal life changes and setbacks may also play a part in how soon they may have played their last great match.

From time to time on this board people have made mention of tennis players whom they feel after a few significant early wins will dominate the game in the future, but what if that win came at the peak of that tennis player's ability despite age?

Jul 5th, 2005, 01:42 AM
Its obvisously different for each player, so its hard to know when someones peak is until after their career is over, because anything can happen. From 18 to 22 or so the players are usually in the best shape, but technically and mentally they usually get stonger with age. Also, sometimes a player may be a better player at 28 than 18, but in those years the field catches up and their results aren't as good despite being a better tennis player. I think a lot of it comes down to staying motivated

No Name Face
Jul 5th, 2005, 01:45 AM
I think some people's peaks come early and some come late. For instance, I think LenaD will peak late and Sharapova will peak early. I'd argue that if Lindsay was winning slams, she'd be peaking now and she's almost 30.