My point exactly.
In the novelizations it is implied that Dooku was one of the few who really kept up his saber dueling abilities and practice.
It's a trait he may have gotten from Yoda, who was the only Jedi to seem to still take the threat of the return of the Sith seriously.
If he then passed that along to Qui-Gon, then Qui-Gon passed that along to Obi, and by extension Anakin, then they were the only ones that could ever have faced the Sith.
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