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Old 07-29-2012, 02:19 PM   #4111
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Laver won more slams than Federer. I don't know what you're talking about.
I meant open era. I thought that was understood. Are you trolling or being serious. Don't know which is worse.
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Old 07-29-2012, 02:36 PM   #4112
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:23 PM   #4114
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The answer to the thread question is of course "No."

Djokovic is a very good player who has picked up a handful of slams and has broken up the Federer-Nadal duopoly. I think all neutrals and most tennis lovers, regardless of their affiliations to certain players, will appreciate that this was a good thing for men's tennis.

I'm dubious as to whether Djokovic will be able to return to his 2011 level, and whether he will be able to get into double figures in the slams. Age isn't on his side. However, with Federer 31 and likely to fall away sooner rather than later, and Nadal seemingly falling apart at the knees, he could dominate slam events for the next couple of years...
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The answer to the thread question is of course "No."

Djokovic is a very good player who has picked up a handful of slams and has broken up the Federer-Nadal duopoly. I think all neutrals and most tennis lovers, regardless of their affiliations to certain players, will appreciate that this was a good thing for men's tennis.

I'm dubious as to whether Djokovic will be able to return to his 2011 level, and whether he will be able to get into double figures in the slams. Age isn't on his side. However, with Federer 31 and likely to fall away sooner rather than later, and Nadal seemingly falling apart at the knees, he could dominate slam events for the next couple of years...
Yes of course. It's now or never for djokovic. If he can totally dominate the field for the next couple of years he could be compared with borg, nadal etc. Sampras and Federer are out of his reach imo.
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Djokovic could perhaps reach 10 slams during his career. More than that I don't see it.
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Is this thread still going? What exactly is here to say other than 'no'?
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Hardly. Stop being such a fanboy. Nadal is not close to goat status at the moment.
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Hardly. Stop being such a fanboy. Nadal is not close to goat status at the moment.

But with 11 Slams and the Career GS at his current age he's already in the disucssion. Don't let the hate you have for him blind you.
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But with 11 Slams and the Career GS at his current age he's already in the disucssion. Don't let the hate you have for him blind you.
Agree. I'm not a Raffa fan, but he is undoubtedly one of the greats.
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On the issue of Novak, I think he is not only one of the greats but also great! He grew up in war torn Serbia, didn't sell out by taking up British citizenship, has personality and charisma, is fun, and is having a great career in one of the greatest eras, beating my fave Roger, Nadal, Murray and everyone else. In the last decade he is the only player to challenge 2 of the greatest, including the greatest, of all time.
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Hardly. Stop being such a fanboy. Nadal is not close to goat status at the moment.
Is Sampras? Who never even reached a final at Roland Garros? Bjorg who never won US or Australia? McEnroe who failed in Paris? Love, loathe or be indifferent to Nadal, but of course he's one of the greatest!
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You would be have to be out if your mind to include anyone without 10 slams minimum in the GOAT discussion.
After 10 ypu can at least make a case. Example- laver winning the calendar slam.
Have you got proof that your claim is a fact?
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Not even close. No matter what his fanboy Johnny Mac has to say ............
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