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Tennis Suffering From Too Much of Good Thing

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Men's professional tennis has developed an awesomeness overload problem. Let me explain. For the past half decade, but especially in the last two or three years, there has been an astonishing amount of extraordinarily well-played tennis, in particular among the game's top four players— Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray—and it's created a little bit of a frenzy to pile superlatives upon these matches, to the point where it's probably gotten overbaked and ridiculous. Lately, it has not been unusual to hear a men's tennis match described as a "classic" or at least "epic," the latter a descriptor that owes itself partly to the amazing physicality of today's modern players, but also to the fact that some of these matches carry on as long as a flight from...

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