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Re: Djokovic: Offensive or Defensive Player?

A couple of seasons like 2011 for Djokovic and to be honest he wouldn't need 16 Grand Slams to cement his legacy.. He would be considered GOAT if he has a season like this 2012 and 2013 and retired without having to play ever.
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A couple of seasons like 2011 for Djokovic and to be honest he wouldn't need 16 Grand Slams to cement his legacy.. He would be considered GOAT if he has a season like this 2012 and 2013 and retired without having to play ever.
LOL. I see what you did there.
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LOL. I see what you did there.

I got the Jordan,Federer analogies in the scheme of things as well.....
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To you i can only say DJOKOVIC HAVEN'T FACED PEAKERER/JESUSFED/GODERER ! when Davydenko failed to him 5 times at important times in slams !

if only there had been more than 5 slams during davydenko's career and he was able to avoid facing the best player in the world in at least one of those...sigh...
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Both. Depends on who he's playing and what mood he's in. Offensive at heart though, and sure as hell better to watch when he's going for his shots.

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He's a player that can play both styles, although primarily, he uses a defensive style against the 'lesser' players and when playing Nadal/Federer/a big match he'll be an offensive player.

People have a common misconception of thinking that the only way to play aggressive is to come upto the net. Djokovic is probably best described as an offensive baseliner, although I feel that is a simplified description of his game; he's just someone who can play both styles comfortably and as good as the other.
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djokovic has to be both, hes good on both occasions at his best
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1) Baldenko was accused of fixing multiple matches. How does that constitute "fair play"?

2) "Less Talented"? How come Baldenko doesn't even have a single slam final in his entire career?
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1) Baldenko was accused of fixing multiple matches. How does that constitute "fair play"?

2) "Less Talented"? How come Baldenko doesn't even have a single slam final in his entire career?
There's a difference between ''accused'' and ''proved''

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Federer would have been squished like a tomato had he opted to be pro basketball. Federer is comparable to Steve Nash as a point guard.
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lol @ way too much in here
For the world number 1 at present! i think not!

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For the world number 1 at present! i think not!
i meant, too much stuff in here was lol-worthy
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