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Now can we say "big 5" instead of "big 4"?

After this victory, JMDP won Rafa in Miami and Murray in Madrid, and he goes to 2 SF and 2 QF this year, also QF in AUS Open.

Now do you think JMDP is the big 5? discuss.
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Re: Now can we say "big 5" instead of "big 4"?

how about the BIG 6...since Ljubo Legenda beat JMDP(on clay) and 3 more wins vs Top 10 players this year.

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Re: Now can we say "big 5" instead of "big 4"?

Nope he beat Murray on clay and Nadal having a one time only brain fart.
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Re: Now can we say "big 5" instead of "big 4"?

He's getting there but still a bit to go.
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Re: Now can we say "big 5" instead of "big 4"?

Not yet. But if he's closer in terms of ranking points and he keeps beating the other four at such frequency, then we may say big 5.

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Re: Now can we say "big 5" instead of "big 4"?

No. Not yet. He'll need to win big titles and run to the SF stages or deeper in slams consistently to join that group.

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Re: Now can we say "big 5" instead of "big 4"?

Why is there even a Big 4? Murray hasn't even won a Grand Slam and Djokovic is only saved by his recent success.. Nadal is playing very good now while Federer has 13 Slams - enough said.

Big 2 - followed by Djokovic, then by Del Potro/Murray/Simon.
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Re: Now can we say "big 5" instead of "big 4"?

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how about the BIG 6...since Ljubo Legenda beat JMDP(on clay) and 3 more wins vs Top 10 players this year.
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Re: Now can we say "big 5" instead of "big 4"?

Del Potro is still far from the top 4, but getting clear of the field below him.
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Re: Now can we say "big 5" instead of "big 4"?

Jesus Christ
Before writing such a bullshit look into the ranking points and think your question over once more
To start with there is no "big 4" - there is Rafa the best player on the planet and the big chasing trio
del Potro is just consistent player. Unless he wins at least MS Shield beating in final someone from the top 4 the will stay an average player for me

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Re: Now can we say "big 5" instead of "big 4"?

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Why is there even a Big 4? Murray hasn't even won a Grand Slam and Djokovic is only saved by his recent success.. Nadal is playing very good now while Federer has 13 Slams - enough said.

Big 2 - followed by Djokovic, then by Del Potro/Murray/Simon.
Fed winning 13 GS is almost irrelevant. Sampras won 14 GS, so I guess Nadal, Fed and Sampras are the big 3?
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Nah he needs to beat Hernandez and do the Subway foot long challenge before he gets into the equation.

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Re: Now can we say "big 5" instead of "big 4"?

Expected thread.

He needs to get wins over Federer and Djokovic, and reach a Slam final (or a couple of Slam semis) to be included in this group. For now, he's just the best of the rest.

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Re: Now can we say "big 5" instead of "big 4"?

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Jesus Christ
Before writing such a bullshit look into the ranking points and think your question over once more
To start with there is no "big 4" - there is Rafa the best player on the planet and the big chasing trio
del Potro is just consisten player. Unless he wins at least MS Shield beating in filan someone from the top 4 the will stay an average player for me
Number 5 player = average player --------> gloryhunter
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