Djokovic's full 2011 REVIEW
Novak Djokovic's 2011 was one of
the best seasons in Tennis history (specifically the Open Era). Where does his legendary season place him among the pantheon of greats?
Here is a list of elite titles won by players mainly from Open Era (naturally just an estimation, I don't know enough about tennis history to be completely reputable):
Federer - 22 (16 Slams, 6 Year-end Championship equivalents)
Sampras - 21 (14 , 7)
Lendl - 15 (8 , 7)
McEnroe - 15 (7 , 8)
Borg - 14 (11, 3)
Nadal - 11 (10, 1 Olympic Gold)
Connors - 11 (8 , 3)
Becker - 10 (6 , 4)
Agassi - 10 (8 , 1 , 1)
Newcombe - 8 (7 , 1)
Edberg - 7 (6 , 1)
Wilander - 7 (7)
Nastase - 6 (2 , 4)
Djokovic - 5 (4 , 1)
Vilas - 5 (4 , 1)
Ashe - 4 (3 , 1)
Courier - 4 (4)
Kuerten - 4 (3 , 1)
Murray - 0
Rosewall - 25 + (not including probably lots of YEC wins or tournaments of equal prestige - but includes 2 WCT Finals wins which were both over Rod Laver)
Laver 19+ (not including probably lots of YEC wins or if not, then tournaments of equal prestige)
Reason? Didn't always partake in the same Slam equivalent tournaments due to being on different tours for a few years and, even when both on the same tour for several years, still a divide existed between two alternative tours (implications are obvious. I am not the type to spell them out).
This is based on Slams and Year-end Championship tournaments containing only the cream of the crop (Oh, and Olympic Gold). Winning these tournaments generally takes an incredibly high level of play and requires victory over an elite field.
Please, those who have a greater insight into the status of tournaments at certain times, feel free to give alternative numbers for these players.''[/QUOTE]
Where does Djokovic Stand?