Is Today's Djokovic better than Prime Fed, Prime Nadal, Prime Sampras & Prime Agassi? - MensTennisForums.com
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Definitely better than Roger "Smooth Ninja" Federer. 33 19.41%
More than a match for Rafael "Clay Warrior" Nadal 35 20.59%
Even Sharper than Andre "The Sharpshooter" Agassi 40 23.53%
Too big for Pete "The Force" Sampras 33 19.41%
NO. Just NO. 120 70.59%
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post #1 of 110 (permalink) Old 03-24-2011, 03:11 AM Thread Starter
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Is Today's Djokovic better than Prime Fed, Prime Nadal, Prime Sampras & Prime Agassi?

I'm not talking about achievements here. Obviously, he's a baby compared to these guys in that department.

I'm talking about his game. Many posters here say that he's playing unbeatable tennis at the moment. But, so did prime Fed, prime Nadal, prime Sampras and prime Agassi. So, let's settle this right now. Do you think Djokovic is playing better, tennis than these legends ever did?
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No? But he is playing well enough to win, he's def not unbeatable rafa could of won that final against him in IW, if he was to serve a little better..
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Prime Sampras would have served through Current Djokovic. As good a returner as Novak is, I don't think he would have been able to return much of Pete's serve.
Prime Federer IMHO would outplay Current Djokovic. Back then, Fed didn't make as many unforced errors and he was bale to execute his game much better than now. Novak might take a set off him on hardcourts.
Prime Nadal would probably have a 65% chance of beating Current Novak.
I give Current Novak 60% chance against Prime Agassi due to being more well rounded.
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vs. prime Fed, he loses in straights
vs. prime Rafa, he loses but may take a set or two (on clay, straights)
vs. prime Pete, he loses in 4
vs. prime Andre, he may win in 5

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beating shanky fed and 25% nadal in 3 sets is hardly playing unbeatable tennis.
most ridiculous hype ever this djokovic
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Going a bit too far, are we?

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Impossible to tell. Such things cannot be decided on paper.
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Best of five between him and Rafa, with both at peak, boils down to who's the tougher player, physically and mentally, of the day. Generally that's Rafa, but Novak certainly has his chances.

Ditto with Agassi, Djokovic handles that type of pace pretty well, has great movement, great defense, again, probably a toss up, or maye 60/40 Agassi.

Peak Federer and Sampras are another matter, however, with their all-court skills, variety, much bigger serves and forehands, much more able to control the rallies, push Djokovic off the court and be opportunistic at net.

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No... But I think we didn't see PRIME NOLE.
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Depends on the surface too, prime Pistol Pete on grass? I don't think so.
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I'm not talking about achievements here. Obviously, he's a baby compared to these guys in that department.

I'm talking about his game. Many posters here say that he's playing unbeatable tennis at the moment. But, so did prime Fed, prime Nadal, prime Sampras and prime Agassi. So, let's settle this right now. Do you think Djokovic is playing better, tennis than these legends ever did?
You already knew they are downright silly comments and people are just overreacting. The player himself doesn't agree about it at all.
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