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How many slams does Novak need this year to end up with 17?

Federer only has 16 slams. Realistically it is possible considering the incredible level Djokovic has been playing for the past 2 years and considering that he doesn't have a single rival that has proved they can beat him that he could get 17. How many slams do you think Nole needs this year if he wants 17? It is possible he may need zero since he is only 23 and has 7-8 more years of tennis in him where he could win 3-4 slams a year. But what do you think Nole needs in 2012 to stay in contention for the greatest ever player and the most slams in history?

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Re: How many slams does Novak need this year to end up with 17?

he will win 3 more this year
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lol, he's almost 25 years old, not 23... he's at 5 now, i guess he can end up with ~10, nowhere near 17...

to the poll: he needs all 4...
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Re: How many slams does Novak need this year to end up with 17?

ZERO. If we consider Dimitrov, Harrison, Raonic, Tomic, ...as his biggest threats in following years he could easily start winning new slams after 30y and still have a good chance to accomplish this.

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Re: How many slams does Novak need this year to end up with 17?

Nishikori seems promising.

But if Nole wins 4 this year, he'll be at 9 which is just 1 less than Nadal. If he wins 4 again next year he is at 13 then he just needs 4 more over 3-4 years just to get 17.

Seems very possible.
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Re: How many slams does Novak need this year to end up with 17?

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Nishikori seems promising.

But if Nole wins 4 this year, he'll be at 9 which is just 1 less than Nadal. If he wins 4 again next year he is at 13 then he just needs 4 more over 3-4 years just to get 17.

Seems very possible.
he would be at 8, not 9...

and 2 cygs in a row??? seriously?
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So now Fed's 16 slams is "only" and just a normal count of slams for every slam winner 16 slams is huge! It might take decades before some super talent comes and breakes it. Novak might grab 10-12 if he is very(or very very) lucky and stays healthy.
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Re: How many slams does Novak need this year to end up with 17?

How many tournaments does Berdych need to win this year before he wins his first tournament this year?
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16.
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I think these questions should be posed as word problems in middle-school mathematics text books.

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Re: How many slams does Novak need this year to end up with 17?

As has been said, the game is fucking catered to him (and Nadull) like an all-you-can-eat diner. So unless he burns out, he probably will break it.

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nobody playing today is capable of reaching 17 slams. it would have to be Fed or nobody at all.

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Re: How many slams does Novak need this year to end up with 17?

More likely Fed reaches 17 other than Nadal and Djoker. Remember he has only 1 more and both of them needs like a dozen more. He is still making semi finals without conditioned fitness.

Remember how Federer wasn't threatened and people say he can win 20. End up the number is always less than people thought. It won't be easy even for Nole to get 3 this year let alone 4. I suspect someone will block him and snatch a slam, could be Federer or Murray.
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It is possible he may need zero since he is only 23 and has 7-8 more years of tennis in him where he could win 3-4 slams a year. But what do you think Nole needs in 2012 to stay in contention for the greatest ever player and the most slams in history?
What kind of backwards logic is this? So he doesn't win any more slams this year, which either means he gets hurt, or his level drops off considerably, or Rafa or Murray improve a lot, or someone better comes along. Either way, how in the world would be he winning 3-4 slams in years after that? What happens to those people that beat him at RG, Wimby and USO?

Anyway, he's nearly 25, not 23. With his style of play, even if he wins CYGS this year, he would still max out at around 10-12 slams, still a HUGE achievement, and would definitely put him among the greatest that have ever played this game.

But one thing at a time. Let's first see if he can win RG (not the first favourite there, IMO) and get the Nole-slam.
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