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How well do you think Djokovic will age, in relation to Fedal?

Most people are sure Nadal will burn out in a few years and he only has a few years to win slams. The man himself said he will not be playing post 30.

Federer was like a ballerina although at age 29/30 it seems like he will be lucky to win another slam.

What about Djokovic in terms of his style/age? Will he be able to play the same style age 29/30?

How will age affect him?

"I did not play my best tennis, no? And..that is what enable him to win..to win this match no? "

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Re: How well do you think Djokovic will age, in relation to Fedal?

He will age better than Nadal and probably the same as Federer. Nole is just a natural mover!!!!!
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Re: How well do you think Djokovic will age, in relation to Fedal?

He is taping his knee at 23/24 and has become more defensive player than in 2007 when he was more aggressive and you think he will age as good as Federer?

He will not be winning majors in his late 20s(27-29) like Roger.
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Re: How well do you think Djokovic will age, in relation to Fedal?

Better than Nadal/Murray, worse than Federer
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Re: How well do you think Djokovic will age, in relation to Fedal?

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Better than Nadal/Murray, worse than Federer
I think he might age worse.

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Re: How well do you think Djokovic will age, in relation to Fedal?

he isn't dependent on overpowering opponents and he's never out of control from the backhand side on hardcourts and bad bouncing courts, unlike federer & nadal
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Re: How well do you think Djokovic will age, in relation to Fedal?

I think better than Nadal, but if it depends if he continues this kind of playing style.
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Re: How well do you think Djokovic will age, in relation to Fedal?

I think he will age very well : he has all of the technical/physical characters of someone aging well : as good from the backhand and the forehand (which means not needing to turn around his backhand like a Federer), flexible and slim body. The only character he doesn't have is a great serve.

The main question is the mental part, as far as the motivation is concerned : I think the freshness will be good because he's quite relaxed, and more so in the last months (some experts said he tried to copy Federer for that rather than always being concentrated 100% like last year) ; I have more questions on his motivation but he grew up with so much determination about becoming the best then I think it will be quite good.

There are more questions about Nadal (and also he depends a lot on his quickness and forehand) then I would rather think "better than him" although so far, I'm impressed by Nadal's level for 2 years or so, and absence of decline at his current age (Fed started declining at Nadal's current age).
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Re: How well do you think Djokovic will age, in relation to Fedal?

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He is taping his knee at 23/24 and has become more defensive player than in 2007 when he was more aggressive and you think he will age as good as Federer?
contrary to Federer he doesn't need to turn around his backhand, that's a great advantage.

Even among lower-ranked players you can see that's a big character of players aging well.

Unfortunately his serve is not good enough (which is in Fed's advantage in that case), and my main physical wonder would be about his shoulder.

The fact that he tapes his knee now doesn't mean so much if it's not a big/chronical problem, but probably he should be more careful at the extensions of his body in defense.

Overall I would think he would age "like Federer".
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Djokobitch will age worse than Clutchdal/Defenceray/Goderer

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Re: How well do you think Djokovic will age, in relation to Fedal?

He is proving to be better than both at the moment.
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