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How good is Djokovic?

Will Djokovic be in Top 5?
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Re: How good is Djokovic?

Yes.

In next year or 2 depending on fitness.

The current greatness league of active players in order of achievements to date (a factual comparison rather than fan biased assessment):

Federer 17 GS, 6 Year End Masters, 24 Master Series.
Nadal 14 GS, 27 Master Series, 1 Olympic Gold.
Djokovic 9 GS, 4 Year End Masters, 24 Master Series.


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Yes.

In next year or 2 depending on fitness.
i certainly don t see him making the top 5 the next year....in 2 years PERHAPS

i was very disappointed by his display against Hewitt in the last US Open.
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Re: How good is Djokovic?

I haven't been impressed so far. He needs to work on his fitness.
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Re: How good is Djokovic?

I think much of it depends upon how this entire "breathing problem" thing works out. He had surgery to fix the problem, but maybe it wasn't a complete solution to the problems he has and maybe there aren't any complete solutions.

His match against Hewitt was very dissapointing, simply being slapped off of the court, but matches like that are to be expected from a youngster. I think he cracks the top 10 next year after IW and Miami.
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Re: How good is Djokovic?

He should be top 10 next year otherwise I'd be disappointed . His talent is enormous. I wouldn't read much into his match with Hewitt , he made too many mistakes and had no preparation for USO, played just 2 matches on HC and that's why he gave a set to Donald Young and lost easilly against Hewitt. I am just concerned for his focus off court, scheduling and fitness
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Re: How good is Djokovic?

i've only seen him once, so i can't judge, but he seems to ave all the weapons. and he hits really hard.

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Re: How good is Djokovic?

Let's see where he ends this year before we make grand predictions. He WAS disappointing against Hewitt (believe me, I was unfortunate enough to actually be there), but he has practically nothing to defend in any Masters events, so there is room for the ranking to grow. Next year, top 5 is a bit much... the current top 10-ers aren't going to just disappear completely. I think if he's around 10-15 next year then he can make the final leap the following year.

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Re: How good is Djokovic?

never...he is an on-court pussy
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Re: How good is Djokovic?

I haven't really seen him play. The thing I know him best for was his post-match interview after playing Nadal. He retired for some reason but was saying how he had been in control of the match and was pretty sure he'd have been able to win if he'd kept playing. He was down two sets I think, when he retired. Brad Gilbert proceeded to pretty much laugh at him for saying it, and Nadal's response was a smile and "If he wants to say that, it's ok," which seems to be his typical response for when he thinks someone is full of it but is too polite to say so.

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I haven't really seen him play. The thing I know him best for was his post-match interview after playing Nadal. He retired for some reason but was saying how he had been in control of the match and was pretty sure he'd have been able to win if he'd kept playing. He was down two sets I think, when he retired. Brad Gilbert proceeded to pretty much laugh at him for saying it, and Nadal's response was a smile and "If he wants to say that, it's ok," which seems to be his typical response for when he thinks someone is full of it but is too polite to say so.
At RG is when I began to dislike Novak.

He acted 'tired' only after losing points.
And at one point, a commentator says "if he loses the second set, he will retire".
I thought for sure it was a joke. Cuz there can't be anyone with sportsmanship that bad on tour.

Surely enough, he retires, perfectly fine.
To top it off, he walks into the press conference and acts superior to his opponent.
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Let's see where he ends this year before we make grand predictions. He WAS disappointing against Hewitt (believe me, I was unfortunate enough to actually be there), but he has practically nothing to defend in any Masters events, so there is room for the ranking to grow. Next year, top 5 is a bit much... the current top 10-ers aren't going to just disappear completely. I think if he's around 10-15 next year then he can make the final leap the following year.
No false modesty please, if he is not steady top 10 next year then there is something wrong .
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No false modesty please, if he is not steady top 10 next year then there is something wrong .

No unrealistic expectations for him please when we all know he has health/fitness issues.

It's not false modesty, it's being realistic. I'm sorry, I forgot that he's just simply better than Baghdatis, Ancic, Robredo, Roddick, Nalbandian and whoever else. I'm sorry, I don't see him beating those guys consistently next year yet.

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At RG is when I began to dislike Novak.

He acted 'tired' only after losing points.
And at one point, a commentator says "if he loses the second set, he will retire".
I thought for sure it was a joke. Cuz there can't be anyone with sportsmanship that bad on tour.

Surely enough, he retires, perfectly fine.
To top it off, he walks into the press conference and acts superior to his opponent.
He is a young guy, the youngest in the top 100 in fact so he has some physical limitations right now. It's no secret . You can shove your sportsmanship where the sun don't shine and hate him for something tangible
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Re: How good is Djokovic?

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He is a young guy, the youngest in the top 100 in fact so he has some physical limitations right now. It's no secret . You can shove your sportsmanship where the sun don't shine and hate him for something tangible

Keep up with news. He's not the youngest in the top 100 anymore

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