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View Poll Results: Has Djokovic surpassed Edberg and Becker?
He has surpassed both 84 56.76%
He has surpassed neither 47 31.76%
He has surpassed Becker but not Edberg 13 8.78%
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post #496 of 499 (permalink) Old 02-11-2013, 07:06 PM
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Re: Has Djokovic surpassed Stefan Edberg and/or Boris Becker?

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Agassi played in far more diverse conditions- he had to beat serve-bots and net rushers on low bouncing grass, had to compete with dirtballers on clay and a variety of guys on the hard courts. One thing you could say about Agassi's Wimbledon was he was lucky to grab it just before Sampras went on a roll, same way Roddick managed to snatch his only GS title just before Federer went on his rampage.

35 year old Agassi competed with Fed for three sets in the 2005 USO final but yeah he sucks, innit.

Federer benefitted from a weaker clay era to get to the finals every year- once Guga, Costa, Coria, Gaudio, Corretja, Moya and the rest disappeared the competition got weaker and only Nadal could stop him. Still I was glad for him he got his career slam- as an all-court player he was the most suitable candidate of this era to get it.

He is a spaming tard, don't even bother.

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Re: Has Djokovic surpassed Stefan Edberg and/or Boris Becker?

the achievment that sets Fed apart from Agassi/Nadal's career slams is the fact Fed has reached all 4 slams finals in one calender year - THREE times

no other man has done that since Rod Laver in 1969

you could argue Fed's 4 slam finals, 3 times in 4 years, is better than Rod's 2 grand slams.
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the achievment that sets Fed apart from Agassi/Nadal's career slams is the fact Fed has reached all 4 slams finals in one calender year - THREE times

no other man has done that since Rod Laver in 1969

you could argue Fed's 4 slam finals, 3 times in 4 years, is better than Rod's 2 grand slams.
I agree that this is very impressive, regardless of the ear. It´s especially impressive that he managed this in 2009, when most would agree he was no longer at the peak of his powers...

But this is a different achievement than a career slam, which Federer shares with both Nadal and Agassi.

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Re: Has Djokovic surpassed Stefan Edberg and/or Boris Becker?

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the achievment that sets Fed apart from Agassi/Nadal's career slams is the fact Fed has reached all 4 slams finals in one calender year - THREE times

no other man has done that since Rod Laver in 1969

you could argue Fed's 4 slam finals, 3 times in 4 years, is better than Rod's 2 grand slams.
there are many things that set Fed apart from Agassi/Nadal, but yeah reaching all 4 slam finals 3 time is a big deal.

We are derailing this thread btw.
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