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Which 2 slam wonder was better Djokovic or Rafter

different styles. Different attitudes. Both have big female fanbases.

But who was better?

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Re: which 2 slam wonder was better jokeovic or rafter

Djokovic has already surpassed Rafter in achievements. Easily.

All Rafter has on the Djoker is one week as world number one.

17 (yes, yes, yes!) Slams! And counting....
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djoker won his slams in the strongest era in mens tennis plus he can still win more slams.
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Re: which 2 slam wonder was better jokeovic or rafter

ahem i think we are forgetting the matter of 2 slams finals at wimby

& the agassi rafter trilogy

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Re: which 2 slam wonder was better jokeovic or rafter

It's close you know, but Rafter's two Wimbledon finals and one week as a number one keep him ahead for now.

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Re: which 2 slam wonder was better jokeovic or rafter

Djokovic and its not that close

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It's close you know, but Rafter's two Wimbledon finals and one week as a number one keep him ahead for now.

agreed. + he's SEXIER!


djokovic won't end up being a '2 slam wonder' though.
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Re: which 2 slam wonder was better jokeovic or rafter

Diokovic will win more than 2
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delete this thread. Idiotic poll choices

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Re: which 2 slam wonder was better jokeovic or rafter

Nole. But he won't remain a 2 slam wonder
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What is Rafter's resumé?
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Re: Which 2 slam wonder was better Djokovic or Rafter

Rafter beat Sampras at the US Open and Cincy. He also beat Agassi twice at Wimbledon Semis. Would Djokovic even take a set from those guys at slams? I doubt it. Rafter the far better player.

Rafter also made Roland Garros Semis.

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Re: Which 2 slam wonder was better Djokovic or Rafter

Rafter and its not even close
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Re: Which 2 slam wonder was better Djokovic or Rafter

rafter had a hard court grass court dominant period in the late 90s early 2000s

back to back US opens (including a win against sampras no less)

between 99-01 rafter met agassi in the SF at wimby consecutively

rafter came out 2-1 in the H2H, it was agassi's most dominant period.
the 3 matches- all 5 setters are probably the 3 best matches ever played at wimbledon- the style difference and the intensity was incredible

he made a SF at RG and a SF at the AO

the AO is the biggest shocker, since its probably the one the whole of australia were really after

his game style is probably the best example of 90s tennis
he really played a gorgeous classical style
great service motion, but even better volley skills, flawless technique- he played serve and volley tennis better than probably anyone else

sampras (famously) hated him probably because his serve and volley was technically better (he didn't have sampras' guts or insane 2nd serve)

he was a late bloomer, but definitely retired early- on his last year on tour he made a SF and a final at a slam
couple of masters finals

fun fact- he made a rome final- but was definitely not a clay courter
a true gentleman, after winning the us open in 97 98, both times he donated half his prize money to charity

after beating sampras in the finals of a masters, sampras was asked about what the difference between them was

sampras made the infamous "10 slams remark" and also that a true champion could defend his title

rafter duely, defended his title, (knocking sampras out of the us open)

i cant believe people are rating djokovic ahead of rafter who played during agassi and sampras' peak years

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Re: Which 2 slam wonder was better Djokovic or Rafter

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Rafter beat Sampras at the US Open and Cincy. He also beat Agassi twice at Wimbledon Semis. Would Djokovic even take a set from those guys at slams? I doubt it. Rafter the far better player.

Rafter also made Roland Garros Semis.
Theoretical match vs. actual match to prove a point

Could you be any more illogical?
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