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The age defiers

A staggering number of athletes across sports seem to have found their best game in their 30s, 40s

Shakya Mitra 

Last weekend at the Australian Open was one for sports nostalgia, with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal contesting the men’s singles final and Serena Williams taking on her sister Venus in the women’s singles final.   It was the first time since Wimbledon 2008 that both the duos were facing off in the finale of the same event. But more than the nostalgia and feel-good factor was the matter of age. Federer and Serena are 35, while Venus is a year older and Nadal is a few months short of 31. Stan Wawrinka, who Federer beat in the last four, will turn 32 this year, while in ...

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A staggering number of athletes across sports seem to have found their best game in their 30s, 40s

Last weekend at the Australian Open was one for sports nostalgia, with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal contesting the men’s singles final and Serena Williams taking on her sister Venus in the women’s singles final.   It was the first time since Wimbledon 2008 that both the duos were facing off in the finale of the same event. But more than the nostalgia and feel-good factor was the matter of age. Federer and Serena are 35, while Venus is a year older and Nadal is a few months short of 31. Stan Wawrinka, who Federer beat in the last four, will turn 32 this year, while in ...

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