Originally Posted by Hewitt =Legend
You can pretty much link this thread question back to the "can't compare eras debate". There is absolutely no question that Djokovic is a modern day great but his achievements and accolades cannot really be compared to that of Edberg's and Becker's because they played in completely different conditions and with an insane difference in racquet technology.
Caesar is correct when he states that it is easier to accumulate one's slam count in today's contemporary conditions. No variety in surfaces = easier to dominate all 4 slams, thus increasing a players slam count significantly.
Like Federer said a while back, I think it is enough to be considered a "legend" of your own era that you played in. And that is what Nole will be when all is said and done. Trying to compare players achievements from differing era's is extremely debatable with no definitive answer.
THIS!! Close the thread now. Cant believe some of the people here. Wonder when they started wathcing tennis
Becker, Edberg were legends of the game due to X number of reasons. Just equaling their slam count doesn't mean the current generation player is suddenly better
Of course Djokovic is a great player. Number 1 player in the world. But trust me on grass and fast hardcourts that were prevalent in the 90's, Becker and Edberg will be handful for anyone.
Game is extremely one dimensional now. Boring to watch. That is a FACT.