The days when teenagers reigned over the big tennis courts around the world are over. The memory of 16- and 17-year-olds, like Bjorn Borg or Mats Wilander from Sweden or Aussie Lleyton Hewitt, dominating tennis tournaments fade into the recent past.
What is more, today there are more male and female players in the game over age 30 than ever before.
Many cite the increased physicality of the game, as well as the emotional maturity needed to persevere the rigors on and off the court.
Even though certain attributes diminish with age like consistent speed, power and stamina, some players 30 and over manage to retain enough of what they need, adapting quickly to the opponent across the net.
Longevity on the court, however, is not a new phenomena. Many famous players of the past lasted well beyond the age of 30.
What is more, these same fixtures on the tennis courts around the world continued to accomplish amazing feats like capturing majors after reaching age 30.
Here are the best of the men who survived the 30-something years.