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?

EDIT sorry last choice was meant to be 3+

Jovard

02-09-2012, 12:19 PM

he will win 3 more this year

Johnbert

02-09-2012, 12:27 PM

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...

bouncer7

02-09-2012, 12:53 PM

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.

DorianGray7

02-09-2012, 12:55 PM

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.

Johnbert

02-09-2012, 12:58 PM

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? :rolleyes:

Jamoz

02-09-2012, 12:58 PM

So now Fed's 16 slams is "only" and just a normal count of slams for every slam winner :rolleyes: 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.

Li Ching Yuen

02-09-2012, 02:22 PM

How many tournaments does Berdych need to win this year before he wins his first tournament this year?

Nole Rules

02-09-2012, 02:23 PM

:facepalm:

EddieNero

02-09-2012, 02:36 PM

16.

tennizen

02-09-2012, 03:24 PM

I think these questions should be posed as word problems in middle-school mathematics text books.

rocketassist

02-09-2012, 03:26 PM

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.

Clay Death

02-09-2012, 03:34 PM

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

next.

Houstonko

02-09-2012, 03:50 PM

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.

YellowBullet

02-09-2012, 04:48 PM

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.

Farenhajt

02-09-2012, 05:07 PM

"Seventeen" is horribly overrated by Fedtards.

If he wins the Golden Slam, then clearly Golden Slam + 4 > 16.

emotion

02-09-2012, 06:02 PM

All depends how fast he fades, because his chief competition is fading pretty fast

BauerAlmeida

02-09-2012, 06:15 PM

He is 24, not 23. Still, has a lot of GS ahead before he gets old. I think he will end his career with 13/14 GS. But if he wins the GS this year, he can reach 16 if he doesnt have trouble with injuries.

Sauletekis

02-09-2012, 06:22 PM

This thread :facepalm:

To think that 2 days ago, mods deleted my thread talking about doping, and this shitty GM threads are still on, it just make me :banghead:

Myrre

02-09-2012, 06:32 PM

Looking forward to "My first Golden Slam".

Capuccino

02-09-2012, 07:24 PM

hmm, what do you think about an idea of nole never winning any slam again?...nobody knows what's going to happen tomorrow, confidence is something you can lose much easier than some of you can imagine...i would love novak to win as many grand slams as possible, but you should know that he can't end up with more that 10 slams which is already "the perfect scenario" for him...

stewietennis

02-09-2012, 10:17 PM

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

If Novak wins two calendar year grand slams, he'd be the GOAT – neverrmind reaching 17.