“No more tennis once these two go”. A friend of mine recently posted this status on Facebook stating that Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal formed the ‘Golden Era’ of Tennis and once they leave, the sport would never be the same (in this case, for the worse). Euro 2016 has just reached the second stage of the knockout phases and people already complain that it lacks the excitement or the quality of the previous editions due to the retirement of several legends of the ‘Golden Generation’. Could they be right? The funny thing is, we hear this same line repeated every time the old guard phase out to make way for the newer generation. It was said when Pele and Maradona retired, it was said when Zidane and Ronaldo said their goodbyes and will be said when Messi and Cristiano do the same. So which period truly deserves to be called the Golden Age?