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How many Grand Slams will Djokovic win in 2012?

5555
11-14-2011, 02:26 PM
What do you think?

Ibracadabra
11-14-2011, 02:37 PM
One, the french.

EddceLLent
11-14-2011, 02:40 PM
I say one - because that's what I wrote in the 2012 slam predictions thread, but I can't remember which one haha

theKSHE
11-14-2011, 02:43 PM
5.

LawrenceOfTennis
11-14-2011, 02:47 PM
Australian and French Open.

Roadmap
11-14-2011, 02:58 PM
A lot rests on the Australian open for him. If he doesn't win there then I don't see him winning a slam next year to be honest. We have yet to see how he copes with the pressure on his shoulders. There is a different kind of pressure next year. ''It is more difficult to stay on top than to get there'' Mia Hamm. Great quote.

Time Violation
11-14-2011, 02:59 PM
If he's fit, he'll be one of the favorites.

A lot rests on the Australian open for him. If he doesn't win there then I don't see him winning a slam next year to be honest. We have yet to see how he copes with the pressure on his shoulders. There is a different kind of pressure next year. ''It is more difficult to stay on top than to get there'' Mia Hamm. Great quote.

Not sure, while winning one more AO would be nice, probably he would like more to bag one of the summer slams :)

Roadmap
11-14-2011, 03:02 PM
Djokovic will not win the French Open or Wimbledon.

Saberq
11-14-2011, 03:03 PM
A lot rests on the Australian open for him. If he doesn't win there then I don't see him winning a slam next year to be honest. We have yet to see how he copes with the pressure on his shoulders. There is a different kind of pressure next year. ''It is more difficult to stay on top than to get there'' Mia Hamm. Great quote.

I am not worried about that....he had the pressure for the US Open and voila ...he won it .....

Nole Rules
11-14-2011, 03:05 PM
Djokovic will not win the French Open or Wimbledon.

Why not? His game is perfect for clay. :shrug:

Rodre Fegassi
11-14-2011, 03:07 PM
I am not worried about that....he had the pressure for the US Open and voila ...he won it .....

Djokovic is a lock for finals of every GS till 2016.

Only person you've got to worry about is Nadal. Because once he puts his off-season bulk-up in and gets that lone win against Djokovic, there is no telling if Nole will revert to being his bitch.

ossie
11-14-2011, 03:09 PM
depends on how generous the goat will be feeling in 2012. my guess is not so generous since the olympics will also be held in 2012 he is probably going for the golden slam but who knows maybe delpo will gift the djoker a slam in 2013 (dont get your hopes up though)

Saberq
11-14-2011, 03:10 PM
depends on how generous the goat will be feeling in 2012. my guess is not so generous since the olympics will also be held in 2012 he is probably going for the golden slam but who knows maybe delpo will gift the djoker a slam in 2013 (dont get your hopes up though)

you really became a full time troll huh

Saberq
11-14-2011, 03:11 PM
Djokovic will not win the French Open or Wimbledon.

like he didnt win Wimbledon this year.....he is perfect for Clay...on his best he is the best

Roadmap
11-14-2011, 03:11 PM
Why not? His game is perfect for clay. :shrug:

Djokovic's game was looking near perfect on clay this year until :devil:

ossie
11-14-2011, 03:14 PM
you really became a full time troll huhat least im not a full time djoker fan

Saberq
11-14-2011, 03:15 PM
at least im not a full time djoker fan

you should ...it will ease the pain of being a Delpo fan

Roadmap
11-14-2011, 03:15 PM
at least im not a full time djoker fan

:D

ossie
11-14-2011, 03:22 PM
you should ...it will ease the pain of being a Delpo fani dont think so as faking injuries hurt me more than real injuries

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLpKCeQFLfQ

Saberq
11-14-2011, 03:39 PM
i dont think so as faking injuries hurt me more than real injuries

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLpKCeQFLfQ

yeah Novak faked :cool:......against the guy he owns blindfolded

LawrenceOfTennis
11-14-2011, 03:42 PM
yeah Novak faked :cool:......against the guy he owns blindfolded

wrong

anyway, Djokovic will most likely defend his ao title because the fild is not ready to beat him at a slam again imo. Has a big chance at the FO too, but I doubt he can win the wimbledon again.

Alex999
11-14-2011, 03:59 PM
I find threads like this pointless (with all respect to the OP). Who knows? It's very hard to predict these things. Who knew that Novak would win 3 majors in 2011, 5 masters etc. What about Nadal in 2010? We'll have to wait and see. I can only hope that all top guys are fit and healthy.

Naudio Spanlatine
11-14-2011, 04:02 PM
he'll win some more grand slams, jus like fed, nadal, and hopefully delpo if he can rekindle his old form that led him to win his first major and murray will win a slam, the competition is getting very very tough so will see what happens when 2012 arrives

asmazif
11-14-2011, 04:04 PM
2.

SetSampras
11-14-2011, 04:05 PM
I probably give him 2 slams.. The AO and the USO that is if hes healthy enough come Australian Open time. Can't see him duplicating the 3 slams as he did this year though.. He may make some noise at the French but can't see him defending his wimbledon crown. Its safe to bet where hes at his best at. Outdoor hardcourts

shiaben
11-14-2011, 05:21 PM
I have Federer taking AO, Nadal taking RG, with Djokovic taking the final two in Wimbledon and U.S. Open again. So 2.

Sapeod
11-14-2011, 05:23 PM
Hopefully, none. That goes for Nadal too, though I don't see him losing the French Open. These two suck the life out of the atp with their terrible games, cheating and awful classless acts.

Everko
11-14-2011, 05:30 PM
Why not? His game is perfect for clay. :shrug:

a guy named Nadal

Sham Kay
11-14-2011, 05:33 PM
As much as Nadal will win. Zilch, nada, nought, bagel.. Peak Murray is with us.

Start da Game
11-14-2011, 05:35 PM
i will say one.....

Saberq
11-14-2011, 05:35 PM
wrong

anyway, Djokovic will most likely defend his ao title because the fild is not ready to beat him at a slam again imo. Has a big chance at the FO too, but I doubt he can win the wimbledon again.

we agree

a guy named Nadal


you mean the same guy that lost 2 matches in a row on clay to Novak and 4 sets in row....

Egreen
11-14-2011, 05:48 PM
One slam.

Roger the Dodger
11-14-2011, 06:26 PM
I voted 4, so hopefully none.

Vida
11-14-2011, 06:54 PM
I voted 4 also.

Saberq
11-14-2011, 06:57 PM
I hope he wins 1 ...if he wins 2 great

MuzzahLovah
11-14-2011, 06:59 PM
Probably just the French.

nole_no1
11-14-2011, 07:12 PM
If he will be in shape, all of them

Sonja1989
11-14-2011, 07:18 PM
What a question is this? :o Of course 4.

:p

GSMnadal
11-14-2011, 08:21 PM
When Rafa has his way with the slams in 2012, there will be nothing left for the Djoker to feast on.

Start da Game
11-14-2011, 08:36 PM
When Rafa has his way with the slams in 2012, there will be nothing left for the Djoker to feast on.

nadal just needs to be fit for the following matches of australian open,

1. semifinal
2. final

and then a 5 to 6 hour final will settle the title in his favour......surely djokovic won't be up for such a challenge and nobody else troubles nadal in slams in 2012......

Naudio Spanlatine
11-14-2011, 08:51 PM
nadal and nole fans:worship: :worship: :worship:

Saberq
11-14-2011, 09:09 PM
Nadal fans....so deluded

Naudio Spanlatine
11-14-2011, 09:11 PM
Nadal fans....so deluded

what did you say:fiery: :fiery: :fiery:

Saberq
11-14-2011, 09:30 PM
what did you say:fiery: :fiery: :fiery:

not you my friend....those that think Rafa will win CYGS next year and get better with years :)

NID
11-14-2011, 09:30 PM
I reckon not more than one.
Let's see how he sorts out his injuries first.

Gagsquet
11-14-2011, 09:31 PM
0 And I'm quite generous

Saberq
11-14-2011, 10:03 PM
0 And I'm quite generous

so he might lose some Slams he already won?

GSMnadal
11-14-2011, 10:09 PM
so he might lose some Slams he already won?

Despite what Djokotards think, your guy is yet to win one in 2012... pathetic really for a world #1

Naudio Spanlatine
11-14-2011, 10:19 PM
not you my friend....those that think Rafa will win CYGS next year and get better with years :)

oh:angel:

you jus got saved:cool:

Saberq
11-14-2011, 10:20 PM
Despite what Djokotards think, your guy is yet to win one in 2012... pathetic really for a world #1

disgusting if you ask me ...I would have expected AO to be in the bag by now .....and I meant that they will take some slams from 4 he already won because he said that winning 0 is generous

Saberq
11-14-2011, 10:22 PM
oh:angel:

you jus got saved:cool:

I have a lot of practice avoiding penalty in real life :cool:

LawrenceOfTennis
11-14-2011, 10:25 PM
At the moment it is almost NID djokovic will win this AO. I hope his opponent can win set(s) in the final though.....

Mountaindewslave
11-14-2011, 10:51 PM
i have a feeling he's not going to defend his titles earlier in the season (if this injury exists could be a problem, or if it doesn't, then says something about where's he at mentally) which might cause him to lose confidence and go back to his former self.

I am guessing zero but 1 - 2 of course is probable as well. my guess is fully based on recent behaviors.

Mountaindewslave
11-14-2011, 10:53 PM
Why not? His game is perfect for clay. :shrug:

his game does suit it very well but if the two are playing at their best on clay, Rafael Nadal's game suits clay even better so that could be a potential problem.

he has a much better chance at taking ROland Garros though then repeating Wimbledon title

rocketassist
11-14-2011, 10:54 PM
Two, the two hardcourt ones.

Mountaindewslave
11-14-2011, 10:56 PM
not you my friend....those that think Rafa will win CYGS next year and get better with years :)

ironic because at this point given Djokovic's last few tournaments, it looks like his body is fading faster than Nadal's. hahahhaha :D

Sunset of Age
11-14-2011, 10:57 PM
One or two.

Mountaindewslave
11-14-2011, 10:58 PM
At the moment it is almost NID djokovic will win this AO. I hope his opponent can win set(s) in the final though.....

Lawrence trying to jinx Djokovic 24/7 now??? ..... :o

!VamosRafa!
11-14-2011, 11:17 PM
He'll probably win 3/4, but I wouldn't be surprised if he won all 4.

He's a sure bet for AO, FO and USO and he is 50-50 with Wimby:shrug: but I doubt anyone can win all 4, so I'll go with 3 Slams.

LawrenceOfTennis
11-14-2011, 11:22 PM
Lawrence trying to jinx Djokovic 24/7 now??? ..... :o

I do not jinx. It's my opinion although I would love to say others name.

rocketassist
11-14-2011, 11:44 PM
Him winning Wimbledon was a disgraceful aberration, mind you. Tsonga should never have bothered to come back and then the Wimbledon Final From Hell could have been avoided.

tektonac
11-15-2011, 01:42 AM
Him winning Wimbledon was a disgraceful aberration, mind you. Tsonga should never have bothered to come back and then the Wimbledon Final From Hell could have been avoided.

:bigcry: shoulda, coulda, woulda :bigcry:

next.

Higher Power
11-15-2011, 02:23 AM
I am going to say that if he wins AO in january he'll win all of them. If not, he'll probably end up with 1.

finishingmove
01-02-2012, 11:36 AM
Djokovic is currently the hottest player on hardcourts and will probably go down as one of the best hardcourt players in history but how would you rate his chances at RG and Wimbledon this year?

finishingmove
01-02-2012, 11:46 AM
:o

Yes, let's say we're discussing only upcoming events. Abu Dhabi is a done deal.

Saberq
01-02-2012, 12:26 PM
I say two...with great form he should be able to win AO and US Open ....

finishingmove
01-02-2012, 12:34 PM
Why only two?

I think he'll snatch three again this year. Could be four though.

samanosuke
01-02-2012, 12:46 PM
He'll win AO for sure, USO probably . RG and Wimbledon depends . His biggest problem may be Fed in Wimbledon, Fed has to lose to somebody before . Can't see Nole beating him on grass

acionescu
01-02-2012, 12:49 PM
My First Golden Slam is practically already written, ajde :rocker2:

Shinoj
01-02-2012, 12:51 PM
He will definitely win RG. But will he win all the four will depend on Federer as i believe he has one Final Slam left in him. I am going for 3.

Sham Kay
01-02-2012, 12:51 PM
Zilch, nada, nought, beepo, hornswaggle, bumfluff.

finishingmove
01-02-2012, 12:52 PM
I can totally see him winning AO, RG and USO though.

Now the story is that he's struggling at RG the most. Few years back people were saying how weak he is on grass and how he'll never win Wimbledon. So much for that theory...

Nadal is definitely not invincible at RG.

finishingmove
01-02-2012, 12:53 PM
He will definitely win RG. But will he win all the four will depend on Federer as i believe he has one Final Slam left in him. I am going for 3.

Federer is only 3rd in line at Wimbledon. If Djokovic and Nadal lose before meeting him, then he can win it...

Sham Kay
01-02-2012, 12:54 PM
Nole could actually snatch the French Open if Murray 2.0 gets injured.

Shinoj
01-02-2012, 12:56 PM
Federer is only 3rd in line at Wimbledon. If Djokovic and Nadal lose before meeting him, then he can win it...

Sampras 2002. :wavey:

finishingmove
01-02-2012, 12:59 PM
Sampras 2002. :wavey:

Ok... so I can pull out an Ivanisevic argument and have Oscar Hernandez winning Wimbledon 2012.

But we know it won't happen.

samanosuke
01-02-2012, 01:00 PM
Federer is only 3rd in line at Wimbledon. If Djokovic and Nadal lose before meeting him, then he can win it...

you really think that nole is even now better player on grass than fed is ? he won wimby but looked everything but not unbeatable . it's surely his worst surface, fed's slice bothers him even on clay, imagine how would look on grass then . these two can't meet before the semis, and fed in semis means he is playing good tennis, enough good to beat nole on less favor surface

acionescu
01-02-2012, 01:01 PM
because the King is retired, not something else :shrug:

Hewitt =Legend
01-02-2012, 01:03 PM
I propose thread title be changed to the following:

How many points will Djokovic lose in 2012.

finishingmove
01-02-2012, 01:05 PM
you really think that nole is even now better player on grass than fed is ? he won wimby but looked everything but not unbeatable . it's surely his worst surface, fed's slice bothers him even on clay, imagine how would look on grass then . these two can't meet before the semis, and fed in semis means he is playing good tennis, enough good to beat nole on less favor surface

No I don't think Nole is a better player on grass, I just think Federer is incapable of beating him or Nadal in a slam at this point.

samanosuke
01-02-2012, 01:07 PM
at the end this is pretty brave and confident thread . just one AO QF day match against decent player on 35+ Celsius and this thread could become a golden comedy

Sham Kay
01-02-2012, 01:07 PM
I propose thread title be changed to the following:

How many points will Djokovic lose in 2012.

Should be around 5000. Give or take 1000.

MariaV
01-02-2012, 01:17 PM
My First Golden Slam is practically already written, ajde :rocker2:

Yep, right about that. :yeah:
I happened to see some CNN dude also predicted a Golden Slam for Nole. Ajde! :rocker:

Chirag
01-02-2012, 01:34 PM
Golden slam :superlol:

Shinoj
01-02-2012, 01:40 PM
Ok... so I can pull out an Ivanisevic argument and have Oscar Hernandez winning Wimbledon 2012.

But we know it won't happen.


Sampras 2002 US Open to be precise.

finishingmove
01-02-2012, 02:02 PM
Sampras 2002 US Open to be precise.

I know what you meant, but how is that an indicator of how Federer will do at Wimbledon this year?

Since the beginning of his decline, he is going downhill at a pretty steady, though very respectable pace.

Please don't tell me last year's WTF makes you believe he's capable of winning a slam in 2012.

ossie
01-02-2012, 02:02 PM
if this was any other year id say the goat might be feeling generous and gift the djoker a pity slam but im afraid delpo will not want to miss this chance to get the golden slam so i predict an amazing zero slams for the djoker in 2012.

Saberq
01-02-2012, 02:04 PM
at the end this is pretty brave and confident thread . just one AO QF day match against decent player on 35+ Celsius and this thread could become a golden comedy

Novak is not bothered with heat anymore....his stamina and fitness are unmatched by anyone

arm
01-02-2012, 02:04 PM
Exactly the thread we needed. :rolleyes:

finishingmove
01-02-2012, 02:06 PM
if this was any other year id say the goat might be feeling generous and gift the djoker a pity slam but im afraid delpo will not want to miss this chance to get the golden slam so i predict an amazing zero slams for the djoker in 2012.

k

Novak is not bothered with heat anymore....his stamina and fitness are unmatched by anyone

this.

it was only when he was sick from gluten.

Shinoj
01-02-2012, 02:08 PM
I know what you meant, but how is that an indicator of how Federer will do at Wimbledon this year?

Since the beginning of his decline, he is going downhill at a pretty steady, though very respectable pace.

Please don't tell me last year's WTF makes you believe he's capable of winning a slam in 2012.


Fuck Indicator.

Time Violation
01-02-2012, 02:11 PM
Depends on Novak's New Year resolutions. If he decided to win it all, they might as well hand him over the season and roll 2013 :p

Gagsquet
01-02-2012, 02:20 PM
http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTdpgjRPwvu2N8qOMFQaEfYVMVsdF6bQ SyB5t-IqmSjJoxE3DNZ

arm
01-02-2012, 02:23 PM
Depends on Novak's New Year resolutions. If he decided to win it all, they might as well hand him over the season and roll 2013 :p

:lol: Funny how we, his fans, went from "there is no way Nole will ever win a final against Nadal" to "if Nole wants to win it all he can do it". It's also scary. (And tiny bit overconfident.) :o

Saberq
01-02-2012, 02:30 PM
I will say that I agree that Fed is a better player even today on grass than Novak....the only player who can beat him there

Egreen
01-02-2012, 02:35 PM
Where is the 1 slam option?

What about 0?

I voted 2 slams.

Wouldn't be surprised if he only wins 1. Very lame to not have the 1 slam option.:o

finishingmove
01-02-2012, 02:39 PM
Where is the 1 slam option?

What about 0?

I voted 2 slams.

Wouldn't be surprised if he only wins 1. Very lame to not have the 1 slam option.:o

Err... If he wins less than two, he probably wouldn't be #1 at the end of the year. Which ATP #1 was not #1 at his prime?

!VamosRafa!
01-02-2012, 02:41 PM
He will win AO and USO 99%, RG is 80% and Wimbledon is 50-50.

He will be the huge favorite to win all 4.

He will win at least 3, but 4 is certainly doable.

Time Violation
01-02-2012, 02:43 PM
:lol: Funny how we, his fans, went from "there is no way Nole will ever win a final against Nadal" to "if Nole wants to win it all he can do it". It's also scary. (And tiny bit overconfident.) :o

Well, luckily, what fans think has nothing to do with how a player actually plays on court :)

finishingmove
01-02-2012, 02:44 PM
He will win AO and USO 99%, RG is 80% and Wimbledon is 50-50.

He will be the huge favorite to win all 4.

He will win at least 3, but 4 is certainly doable.

Agreed but I'd give him at least 70% at Wimbledon.

Gagsquet
01-02-2012, 02:44 PM
Err... If he wins less than two, he probably wouldn't be #1 at the end of the year. Which ATP #1 was not #1 at his prime?

A transitional number 1? a fake champion?

Saberq
01-02-2012, 02:48 PM
A transitional number 1? a fake champion?

dont insult Rios man I liked that guy..........silly Frenchman

Egreen
01-02-2012, 02:50 PM
Which ATP #1 was not #1 at his prime?


John McEnroe didn't win a slam in 1982 despite being in his prime.

Bjorn Borg in 1978 was in his prime but didn't finish the year as #1.

Gagsquet
01-02-2012, 02:50 PM
dont insult Rios man I liked that guy..........silly Frenchman

reported, clown.

Nole fan
01-02-2012, 02:52 PM
I have this feeling, had it for a long time now and I hardly ever get it wrong so...

I think he will win the Golden Slam and have the best season ever in tennis. :)

paseo
01-02-2012, 02:52 PM
Since Fed is going to win the Golden CYGS this year, then a big fat zero it is for Djokovic.

Sorry guys!

Saberq
01-02-2012, 02:55 PM
reported, clown.

based on what mate :D

Saberq
01-02-2012, 02:56 PM
Since Fed is going to win the Golden CYGS this year, then a big fat zero it is for Djokovic.

Sorry guys!

shit I forgot about that

Gagsquet
01-02-2012, 02:56 PM
I have this feeling, had it for a long time now and I hardly ever get it wrong so...

I think he will win the Golden Slam and have the best season ever in tennis. :)


still drunk of the NY party apparently

Gagsquet
01-02-2012, 02:58 PM
based on what mate :D

Enjoy your ban :bigwave:

Saberq
01-02-2012, 02:59 PM
Enjoy your ban :bigwave:

hahaha you can always hope .....I didnt break any rules my french friend

finishingmove
01-02-2012, 03:00 PM
John McEnroe didn't win a slam in 1982 despite being in his prime.

Bjorn Borg in 1978 was in his prime but didn't finish the year as #1.

Those were the golden years of tennis.

There is one other who is not a mug though. And that's Rafael Nadal. But he will need to work really hard to overcome his matchup issue with Djokovic.

Gagsquet
01-02-2012, 03:01 PM
hahaha you can always hope .....I didnt break any rules my french friend

Now I am your friend :haha: Don't panic dude.

Shinoj
01-02-2012, 03:02 PM
Looks like i am the only French around with a not so fragile Ego:cool:

Saberq
01-02-2012, 03:03 PM
Now I am your friend :haha: Don't panic dude.

it's a manner of speaking ......I never had any grudges with you it was always the other way around .....just saying :cool:

Egreen
01-02-2012, 03:03 PM
Those were the golden years of tennis.

There is one other who is not a mug though. And that's Rafael Nadal. But he will need to work really hard to overcome his matchup issue with Djokovic.

I'm just saying that a player can underachieve during his prime. Can happen.

V.H.
01-02-2012, 03:04 PM
0 or 1 is impossible??? 2 was first thought, but still..

Saberq
01-02-2012, 03:04 PM
I love how there are 0 votes for 4 slams and 8 for Golden Slam

finishingmove
01-02-2012, 03:05 PM
I'm just saying that a player can underachieve during his prime. Can happen.

Yes, but... who will stop him?

0 or 1 is impossible??? 2 was first thought, but still..

Refer to the above.

Gagsquet
01-02-2012, 03:07 PM
Looks like i am the only French around with a not so fragile Ego:cool:

too bad you lack of subtlety

it's a manner of speaking ......I never had any grudges with you it was always the other way around .....just saying :cool:

I'm Djokotard allergic unfortunately

Saberq
01-02-2012, 03:07 PM
I cant wait for Sapeod to tell us how Novak will win shit next year and how Andy is a lock for AO and US Open and Nadal will win the French and Fed Wimbledon :haha:

Saberq
01-02-2012, 03:07 PM
Grassquet you really need to chill and enjoy the fights on these forums

Egreen
01-02-2012, 03:08 PM
Yes, but... who will stop him?


A year ago who was going to stop Nadal?

Things change in tennis too fast.:wavey:

finishingmove
01-02-2012, 03:08 PM
I love how there are 0 votes for 4 slams and 8 for Golden Slam

Nole will go for the olympic gold, no doubt about that.

Federer and others from countries similar to Switzerland can't understand the level of patriotism required to win this event.

Saberq
01-02-2012, 03:09 PM
Nole will go for the olympic gold, no doubt about that.

Federer and others from countries similar to Switzerland can't understand the level of patriotism required to win this event.

that is true ....Fed has German blood in him too cold to be a real patriot

Nole fan
01-02-2012, 03:11 PM
Grassquet you really need to chill and enjoy the fights on these forums

He's a bitter French, what do you expect?

finishingmove
01-02-2012, 03:12 PM
A year ago who was going to stop Nadal?

Things change in tennis too fast.:wavey:

Even THREE (make that FOUR ;)) years ago, I saw that Novak has the game to beat Nadal on clay. Hamburg semifinal anyone? I'd even go as far as saying that when Novak was saying how he's "in control" during that 2006 RG match he knew what he was talking about.

Just like Nadal has the game to tear down Federer, Novak has the game to counter Nadal.

Egreen
01-02-2012, 03:13 PM
Even THREE years ago, I saw that Novak has the game to beat Nadal on clay. Hamburg semifinal anyone? I'd even go as far as saying that when Novak was saying how he's "in control" during that 2006 RG match he knew what he was talking about.

Just like Nadal has the game to tear down Federer, Novak has the game to counter Nadal.

A year ago Nole had never beaten Nadal in a final(no matter the surface). Nadal even beat him at the USO(HC is Nadal's worst surface).:eek: Look how things changed.

Things can change in tennis very fast.

Gagsquet
01-02-2012, 03:14 PM
He's a bitter French, what do you expect?

I hope you realize how absurd is your last post at least

finishingmove
01-02-2012, 03:15 PM
A year ago Nole had never beaten Nadal in a final(no matter the surface). Nadal even beat him at the USO(HC is Nadal's worst surface).:eek: Look how things changed.

Things can change in tennis very fast.

Yes but Novak's game > Nadal's game.

Novak at his peak, Nadal at his peak. How can Nadal win ?

:facepalm:

Gagsquet
01-02-2012, 03:17 PM
Nadal was awful in 2011 too. I wouldn't Be surprised to see Nadal beat Nole in the AO.

samanosuke
01-02-2012, 03:18 PM
I have this feeling, had it for a long time now and I hardly ever get it wrong so...

I think he will win the Golden Slam and have the best season ever in tennis. :)

elvis has just entered the building

finishingmove
01-02-2012, 03:19 PM
Nadal was awful in 2011 too. I wouldn't Be surprised to see Nadal beat Nole in the AO.

There is a good thread comparing Nadal's 2010 (his best year ever?) with 2011 and you would be shocked how similar his results are. I'll find it for you.

Chirag
01-02-2012, 03:19 PM
golden slam wont happen .looks like Nole fan is smoking the good stuff .There is a reason it hasnt happened in mens tennis .

Personally golden slam is a media hype .the true grail is the grand slam

finishingmove
01-02-2012, 03:20 PM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=194070

proof that Nadal did not have a bad 2011 or is declining.

Ash86
01-02-2012, 03:21 PM
Yes but Novak's game > Nadal's game.

Novak at his peak, Nadal at his peak. How can Nadal win ?

:facepalm:

What a great argument! Novak's game > Nadal's game yet Nadal has somehow done so much better than Novak overall & won 16 matches against Novak, despite this worse game he has. :rolleyes: Novak's game matches up to Nadal's very well - doesn't mean his game is better overall. On clay & grass Nadal's is better; on HC Novak's is better - Federer's is better than both of theirs on all surfaces except clay which Nadal takes.

Will be shocked if Novak doesn't win at least 2 slams this year and similarly shocked if he wins all 4. Expect 2 or 3 - Wimbledon the toughest for him.

Shinoj
01-02-2012, 03:21 PM
too bad you lack of subtlety





Fuck Subtlety.

Saberq
01-02-2012, 03:22 PM
Look Novak is a better player than Nadal....gamewise...nobody is taking anything from Nadal and his legendary career but Novak is a better player than him and if he is on his best Nadal will always lose like if Fed is on his very best he will win every time

Egreen
01-02-2012, 03:22 PM
Yes but Novak's game > Nadal's game.

Novak at his peak, Nadal at his peak. How can Nadal win ?

:facepalm:

The challenge could come from somewhere else. :wavey:

Shinoj
01-02-2012, 03:23 PM
that is true ....Fed has German blood in him too cold to be a real patriot

Fed is much too messed up in these cases. He is part South African, i believe

Saberq
01-02-2012, 03:25 PM
Fed is much too messed up in these cases. He is part South African, i believe

really?I didnt know that .....good for him

abraxas21
01-02-2012, 03:25 PM
I have this feeling, had it for a long time now and I hardly ever get it wrong so...

I think he will win the Golden Slam and have the best season ever in tennis. :)

:lol:

Gagsquet
01-02-2012, 03:26 PM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=194070

proof that Nadal did not have a bad 2011 or is declining.

Results and level of play are not the same thing.
Top 3 is too much above of the field so results are always good. But 2011 level of play of Nadal is not even close of his awesome 2010 level of play.

finishingmove
01-02-2012, 03:27 PM
The challenge could come from somewhere else. :wavey:

such as...

if this was any other year id say the goat might be feeling generous and gift the djoker a pity slam but im afraid delpo will not want to miss this chance to get the golden slam so i predict an amazing zero slams for the djoker in 2012.

?

Shinoj
01-02-2012, 03:27 PM
Nadal taking out Novak wont happen coz Tsonga or Muzza is taking him out. Thats right. You read it first here.

Egreen
01-02-2012, 03:29 PM
such as...



?

Just wait and see.

Saberq
01-02-2012, 03:30 PM
Results and level of play are not the same thing.
Top 3 is too much above of the field so results are always good. But 2011 level of play of Nadal is not even close of his awesome 2010 level of play.

and you based that on what?results?

Nadal taking out Novak wont happen coz Tsonga or Muzza is taking him out. Thats right. You read it first here.

Shinoj man stop drinking New Year's has passed :wavey:

finishingmove
01-02-2012, 03:31 PM
Results and level of play are not the same thing.
Top 3 is too much above of the field so results are always good. But 2011 level of play of Nadal is not even close of his awesome 2010 level of play.

Other than the serve, I haven't noticed any aspect of his game that had declined since USO 2010.

Shinoj
01-02-2012, 03:44 PM
and you based that on what?results?



Shinoj man stop drinking New Year's has passed :wavey:


I meant them taking out Nadal.

Shinoj
01-02-2012, 03:47 PM
Results and level of play are not the same thing.
Top 3 is too much above of the field so results are always good. But 2011 level of play of Nadal is not even close of his awesome 2010 level of play.

2010 Tennis was :zzz:. No competition.

Now its Kickass

Ash86
01-02-2012, 04:34 PM
Look Novak is a better player than Nadal....gamewise...nobody is taking anything from Nadal and his legendary career but Novak is a better player than him and if he is on his best Nadal will always lose like if Fed is on his very best he will win every time

Well that's your opinion but I haven't heard many tennis commentators or other pros express it - who other than Cash perhaps has said that Novak's game is better than Nadal's? To state it like it's some sort of fact is ridiculous - it's an opinion. Nadal's game on clay & grass is clearly better than Novak's - Novak's game is better for HCs - their career so far shows that. Again their H2H doesn't have anything to do with their games - Fed's H2H vs Nadal sucks - does that mean Fed's game is not good? No.

As for who will challenge Novak - on their day - Del Potro; Tsonga; Murray; Federer - tennis doesn't stay static and these guys have the game & the mental strength to beat him. I'll also add Rafa - he has the toughest job match up wise but it can be done - Novak is not invincible even if he is the best player in the world. Even the Fed at his best, who was far more ahead of the field than Novak is, had defeats...

Singularity
01-02-2012, 05:02 PM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=194070

proof that Nadal did not have a bad 2011 or is declining.
As I pointed out in that thread, I think it's pretty clear that his performances have declined on clay since MC 2010.

Mountaindewslave
01-02-2012, 05:24 PM
realistically 1 or 2 but who knows with his form lately it's really hard to say.

i would say in realm of maybe 2 if he is really healthy and playing well. 1 if he is unhealthy. more than 2 if he somehow does 2011 over again. zero is likely if he gets injured but he looks ok in the exo recently

Saberq
01-02-2012, 05:25 PM
Well that's your opinion but I haven't heard many tennis commentators or other pros express it - who other than Cash perhaps has said that Novak's game is better than Nadal's? To state it like it's some sort of fact is ridiculous - it's an opinion. Nadal's game on clay & grass is clearly better than Novak's - Novak's game is better for HCs - their career so far shows that. Again their H2H doesn't have anything to do with their games - Fed's H2H vs Nadal sucks - does that mean Fed's game is not good? No.

As for who will challenge Novak - on their day - Del Potro; Tsonga; Murray; Federer - tennis doesn't stay static and these guys have the game & the mental strength to beat him. I'll also add Rafa - he has the toughest job match up wise but it can be done - Novak is not invincible even if he is the best player in the world. Even the Fed at his best, who was far more ahead of the field than Novak is, had defeats...

I never said Novak was invincible just said he is a better tennis player than Nadal.....more complete player ...that's all ....

Sri
01-02-2012, 05:27 PM
fed's slice bothers him even on clay, imagine how would look on grass then

What's the difference?

Ash86
01-02-2012, 05:33 PM
I never said Novak was invincible just said he is a better tennis player than Nadal.....more complete player ...that's all ....

Nadal is not an incomplete player. His BH is much worse than Novak's but then his is FH is much better too. His return of serve is not as good but his defence is better & his return games are overall better - look at his career % of return games won. Nadal's net skills are better & serve weaker than Novak. To me they both have better points & weaknesses. Federer is the most complete with his BH the only really weak part of his game - and even that against certain types of players....

Will have to agree to disagree on Novak being more complete. As I said I think they're better & worse in different areas (leading to better results on different surfaces respectively) & it's not clear cut. Still think you'd be hard pressed to find many tennis pros or commentators who say "Novak Djokovic is a better tennis player than Rafael Nadal" (rather than better right now, which he clearly is) - that's a bold statement & I don't think many would be willing to make it.

arm
01-02-2012, 05:35 PM
reported, clown.

still drunk of the NY party apparently

Enjoy your ban :bigwave:

:lol: chill :hug:

A year ago who was going to stop Nadal?

Things change in tennis too fast.:wavey:

He does have a point. :shrug:

tektonac
01-02-2012, 05:58 PM
reported, clown.

little whining pu**y. can dish it out but can't take it :lol:

Sunset of Age
01-02-2012, 06:00 PM
One or two appears to be a reasonable bet, but once again - could be more, could be worse. Things change FAST in tennis.

Saberq
01-02-2012, 06:04 PM
Nadal is not an incomplete player. His BH is much worse than Novak's but then his is FH is much better too. His return of serve is not as good but his defence is better & his return games are overall better - look at his career % of return games won. Nadal's net skills are better & serve weaker than Novak. To me they both have better points & weaknesses. Federer is the most complete with his BH the only really weak part of his game - and even that against certain types of players....

Will have to agree to disagree on Novak being more complete. As I said I think they're better & worse in different areas (leading to better results on different surfaces respectively) & it's not clear cut. Still think you'd be hard pressed to find many tennis pros or commentators who say "Novak Djokovic is a better tennis player than Rafael Nadal" (rather than better right now, which he clearly is) - that's a bold statement & I don't think many would be willing to make it.

OK man I respect your opinion I am just saying that Novak is a more complete player than Nadal...I never said that Nadal is not complete only Novak is more refined at this point

Gagsquet
01-02-2012, 06:12 PM
little whining pu**y. can dish it out but can't take it :lol:

Learn trolling dude.

tennizen
01-02-2012, 07:01 PM
I picked 3. Will narrowly lose the Wimbledon final to Cilic 2.0.

tampie
01-02-2012, 07:05 PM
I picked the Golden Slam. I don't see anybody beating this Djoko in any of the big events. Djoko can only loose if his body doesn't hold up.

DrJules
01-02-2012, 07:12 PM
I can see a large proportion of the answers are what posters wish rather than realistic expectations.

The best current odds for Djokovic winning 4 GS in 1 year is 12 for 1 placed:

http://www.oddschecker.com/tennis/season-and-specials/novak-djokovic/2012-grand-slam-wins

If you really believe plenty of easy money.

Realistically 2/3 GS in year - picking 2.

JediFed
01-02-2012, 07:48 PM
Golden slam. How could he possibly lose?

Linguae^
01-02-2012, 07:50 PM
I think he will win RG, but I don't know for the others, maybe this AO is hims, even The Olympics. ;)
(But he will probably win them all.)

v-money
01-02-2012, 07:58 PM
I think 2, but 0 and 1 not being options will surely turn this into a jinx thread.

tampie
01-02-2012, 07:59 PM
I can see a large proportion of the answers are what posters wish rather than realistic expectations.

The best current odds for Djokovic winning 4 GS in 1 year is 12 for 1 placed:

http://www.oddschecker.com/tennis/season-and-specials/novak-djokovic/2012-grand-slam-wins

If you really believe plenty of easy money.

Realistically 2/3 GS in year - picking 2.

Best quote for 4 GS is 21, quote 8 for 3 Slams, that surprising to me. Would could win the other 2?

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MIMIC
01-02-2012, 08:11 PM
He's going to win the Golden Slam + the GOAT Slam (Belgrade, Madrid & Basel)

Saberq
01-02-2012, 10:11 PM
Novak would need Fed and Rafa to play as shit for him to win Golden Slam ...I mean he is great and all but that's a tall task

l_mac
01-02-2012, 10:30 PM
Zero. Nil. None. 0.

My inner ear told me.

acionescu
01-03-2012, 12:14 AM
Zero. Nil. None. 0.

My inner ear told me.


And, as we know, your inner ear is never wrong :D

Saberq
01-03-2012, 12:14 AM
Zero. Nil. None. 0.

My inner ear told me.

time to hide in your hole again sweetheart ...2012 will suck for you again

RafaNadal2012!!!
01-03-2012, 12:16 AM
Where are 1 and 0, I say 1

l_mac
01-03-2012, 12:20 AM
time to hide in your hole again sweetheart ...2012 will suck for you again

:confused:

Getta
01-03-2012, 12:25 AM
nole will win a major in 2012.

Yolita
01-03-2012, 12:38 AM
I voted for the golden slam (like over 40% of the voters on this poll :lol: :lol: ).

But I think he'll go for Roland Garros and olympic gold.

He has the game to win every slam, but to win the 4 slams the same year requires a lot of luck as well: with the draws, weather conditions, schedules, injuries, health... So many intangibles. But I'm hoping! :devil:

Saberq
01-03-2012, 12:46 AM
:confused:

hahaha a joke :D.........I didnt see you here for a long time that's all

nole_no1
01-03-2012, 02:54 AM
The golden slam

finishingmove
01-03-2012, 04:55 AM
Zero. Nil. None. 0.

My inner ear told me.

Can the mods please add '1' and '0' to the poll ? I wasn't feeling like adding more than the default four options, but seems some people think those are realistic choices...

Slice Winner
01-03-2012, 05:08 AM
Five.

Aus, RG, Wim, USO, and Basel, the fifth slam.

Action Jackson
01-03-2012, 05:26 AM
Poll fixed.

Mountaindewslave
01-03-2012, 06:21 AM
I say two...with great form he should be able to win AO and US Open ....

this is the difference between Saberq and some other Djokovic-obsessed morons; he is somewhat realistic and honest. fools like 'finishingmove" say things like "Djokovic will win 3 or 4 most likely" and get too high on the horse. unfortunately with that fan style you set yourself up for disappointment.

i see him with big chances at Australia and probably winning the US Open. Wimbledon less likely and Roland Garros not particularly likely

acionescu
01-03-2012, 08:13 AM
this is the difference between Saberq and some other Djokovic-obsessed morons; he is somewhat realistic and honest. fools like 'finishingmove" say things like "Djokovic will win 3 or 4 most likely" and get too high on the horse. unfortunately with that fan style you set yourself up for disappointment.



:facepalm:

Chirag
01-03-2012, 08:15 AM
what saberg is actually better than many Nole fans

Getta
01-03-2012, 08:18 AM
i want to restore the truth. "finishingmove" is not a regular moron.

finishingmove
01-03-2012, 08:47 AM
this is the difference between Saberq and some other Djokovic-obsessed morons; he is somewhat realistic and honest. fools like 'finishingmove" say things like "Djokovic will win 3 or 4 most likely" and get too high on the horse. unfortunately with that fan style you set yourself up for disappointment.

i see him with big chances at Australia and probably winning the US Open. Wimbledon less likely and Roland Garros not particularly likely

I'm also honest in thinking Nole will win 2+ slams this year. What's wrong with that?

Gagsquet
01-03-2012, 08:52 AM
this is the difference between Saberq and some other Djokovic-obsessed morons; he is somewhat realistic and honest. fools like 'finishingmove" say things like "Djokovic will win 3 or 4 most likely" and get too high on the horse. unfortunately with that fan style you set yourself up for disappointment.

i see him with big chances at Australia and probably winning the US Open. Wimbledon less likely and Roland Garros not particularly likely

You just got countertrolled by finishingmove mate. Saberq is a true tard on the other hand.

finishingmove
01-03-2012, 09:12 AM
You just got countertrolled by finishingmove mate. Saberq is a true tard on the other hand.

I'm no troll you clown. Do you have anything useful to add to this thread? So far I see you're only here to provoke Saberq and other fans of Nole.

tripwires
01-03-2012, 09:20 AM
finishingmove is not a fool. :hug:

Gagsquet
01-03-2012, 09:24 AM
I'm no troll you clown. Do you have anything useful to add to this thread? So far I see you're only here to provoke Saberq and other fans of Nole.

Is that bad?

Nole fan
01-03-2012, 10:04 AM
I'm no troll you clown. Do you have anything useful to add to this thread? So far I see you're only here to provoke Saberq and other fans of Nole.

You're owning this Gasquet troll over and over again, go Arsen teach him the gospel. :devil:

NID
01-03-2012, 10:28 AM
One, preferrably RG.

Chirag
01-03-2012, 11:39 AM
He's going to win the Golden Slam + the GOAT Slam (Belgrade, Madrid & Basel)

GOAT slam ,why not masters slam :)

finishingmove
01-03-2012, 11:58 AM
The Golden Abu Dhabi Master Nole Slam is gonna happen.

(Abu Dhabi, 4 slams, olympic gold, Belgrade, WTF)

You heard it here first.

Nole fan
01-03-2012, 12:06 PM
The Golden Abu Dhabi Master Nole Slam is gonna happen.

(Abu Dhabi, 4 slams, olympic gold, Belgrade, WTF)

You heard it here first.

I second that. :rocker2:
They call us crazy, but we are the sane ones! ;)

finishingmove
01-03-2012, 01:31 PM
I hope he skips Belgrade actually.

Nole fan
01-04-2012, 04:15 AM
I hope he skips Belgrade actually.

You know he won't.

Chirag
01-04-2012, 04:21 AM
I hope he skips Belgrade actually.

he definately wont skip the event he owns

finishingmove
01-04-2012, 05:43 AM
Though he's been cut some slack with Monte Carlo losing mandatory status.

If Rafa proceeds with playing MC and Barcelona, it could cost him RG this year.

MIMIC
01-04-2012, 06:55 AM
I honestly don't think he'll win more than 2 (AO & RG). At Wimbledon, I still don't think he's invincible on grass (and should have lost to Tsonga if I'm going to be completely and totally honest) and at the U.S. Open.....I don't know. Frankly, I just can't bring myself to say that he's going to win 3 slams because that would be great :D So maybe someone will upset him here (like at RG last year)

Gagsquet
01-04-2012, 11:15 AM
You know he won't.

that's a paddlin'

Saberq
01-04-2012, 12:20 PM
I honestly don't think he'll win more than 2 (AO & RG). At Wimbledon, I still don't think he's invincible on grass (and should have lost to Tsonga if I'm going to be completely and totally honest) and at the U.S. Open.....I don't know. Frankly, I just can't bring myself to say that he's going to win 3 slams because that would be great :D So maybe someone will upset him here (like at RG last year)

why?he should have won in 3 but instead he choked the 3rd set

Shinoj
01-04-2012, 12:31 PM
Though he's been cut some slack with Monte Carlo losing mandatory status.

If Rafa proceeds with playing MC and Barcelona, it could cost him RG this year.

It would cost him Anyway. Thats right you heard it first here...... The phrase is actually getting as over used as Nadal's Topspins

RIboy
01-04-2012, 02:10 PM
not a fan of Faker but if he's healthy i don't see him losing more than 1 match @ major tournaments

MIMIC
01-04-2012, 02:23 PM
why?he should have won in 3 but instead he choked the 3rd set

I'm not talking about the actual match; I'm not suggesting that Tsonga choked it away or something. I mean in the lead up TO the match. He had a leading H2H, has an explosive game that is suited for grass and just beat the GOAT in the QF. But Tsonga is in part a clown (remember that 120+ mph second serve that ultimately lead to a double fault? :lol:) and Djokovic proved to be decisively more clutch and consistent (which is why he's No. 1). But full credit to Novak for toughing it out and bringing his A-game to a match that I didn't envision him winning :)

Chirag
01-04-2012, 03:44 PM
why?he should have won in 3 but instead he choked the 3rd set

maybe because tsonga choked in set 1 :wavey: Had he won that who knows .of curse it didnt happen and anyone with half a brain would have told you Novak was winning wimbledon from the start

Saberq
01-04-2012, 04:01 PM
maybe because tsonga choked in set 1 :wavey: Had he won that who knows .of curse it didnt happen and anyone with half a brain would have told you Novak was winning wimbledon from the start

I never thought he would win Wimbledon to be honest

Saberq
01-04-2012, 04:02 PM
I'm not talking about the actual match; I'm not suggesting that Tsonga choked it away or something. I mean in the lead up TO the match. He had a leading H2H, has an explosive game that is suited for grass and just beat the GOAT in the QF. But Tsonga is in part a clown (remember that 120+ mph second serve that ultimately lead to a double fault? :lol:) and Djokovic proved to be decisively more clutch and consistent (which is why he's No. 1). But full credit to Novak for toughing it out and bringing his A-game to a match that I didn't envision him winning :)

:haha: priceless

Nole fan
01-04-2012, 04:05 PM
I never thought he would win Wimbledon to be honest

Neither did I. But he won Wimbledon with two great matches when it mattered. Shows you what a mental giant this guy is. Apart from a hot stud and a multilinguist and a... :hearts:

makesmewonder
01-04-2012, 04:36 PM
If God so allow, none.

Saberq
01-04-2012, 05:19 PM
If God so allow, none.

there is no God :bigwave:

acionescu
01-04-2012, 11:06 PM
Nole begs to differ.

Saberq
01-04-2012, 11:29 PM
Nole begs to differ.

that's what I love about Nadal is that he doesnt believe in God.....Spartan

sicko
01-04-2012, 11:39 PM
Nole begs to differ.

u mean the giant cross? that is for balancing purposes.

masterclass
01-05-2012, 02:42 AM
How many Grand Slams will Djokovic win in 2012? Djokovic is currently the hottest player on hardcourts and will probably go down as one of the best hardcourt players in history but how would you rate his chances at RG and Wimbledon this year?

Zero. By definition, there is only 1 Grand Slam to be won during 2012, and Mr. Djokovic, (or anyone else) would be indeed fortunate to accomplish it.

"A Grand Slam is the winning all four majors within a calendar year - and only that."

Thus, having to say Calendar Year Grand Slam or CYGS, is unnecessary.
Career Grand Slam became a fashionable term after the long drought in Grand Slam wins.

If the question is how many majors will he win this year, it's always difficult to predict prior to the season. I think 1 or 2, with RG and Wimbledon being the most difficult. Nadal or Federer have the best chance to win 1 or more (and they don't necessarily have to go through Djokovic to do it), Murray, Tsonga probably have the next best chance to win a major, but have to prove it first. Obviously, with a US Open under his belt, Juan Martin del Potro also has a chance if he is completely healthy. Ferrer's chances are slim, but if things fall right for him, it is possible.

Respectfully,
masterclass

Arakasi
01-05-2012, 03:30 AM
Neither did I. But he won Wimbledon with two great matches when it mattered. Shows you what a mental giant this guy is. Apart from a hot stud and a multilinguist and a... :hearts:

It's at times like this I wish there was a vomit smilie.

Nole fan
01-05-2012, 02:17 PM
It's at times like this I wish there was a vomit smilie.

It's with mean posters like this when i find this smiley useful. http://planetsmilies.net/vomit-smiley-9529.gif