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Old 01-27-2013, 05:14 PM   #91
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Default Re: Will Nole surpass Nadal's GS count at the end of their career?

He surely is capable of surpassing Rafa's slams if the number stays at 11.

On the other hand if rafa gets his tally to 13-14 then it would be nearly impossible for Novak to catch up.People do seem to underestimate rafa because of the recent injury but i don't think he's done winning slams.

He's got enough time to build some rhythm going into the FO 2013 and i believe he's still the favourite to win this year's FO.
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can't really see him surpassing rafa atm. also depends a LOT on whether rafa will be able to add to his pile.

djoko has about 2 more yrs to rack up slams realistically, everything after turning 28 will be a bonus. so if he has two very good years he will have a shot at 10. and that is a very generous scenario.
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there will be no competition around besides murray and del potro. everyone else will be old. all the same players from 5-10 years ago but older and the youngsters are no good.
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IMO he can, but it's not going to be easy. Plus Nadal is not done yet, if he wins another 1-2 slams, then it would be almost impossible for the Djoker to surpass him.
Anyway, you never know what will happen in 1 or 2 years from now. If there are still no younger players who can challenge him, then he can win 2 slams per year for another 2-3 years, but he can decline as well, and not win more than 1 slam from now. He can also start to lose the close matches like the ones vs. Tsonga, or Wawrinka, and go slamless for more than a year. People forget that he was few points away from defeat in his last 3 slam wins.
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People are thinking slams grow on trees. Novak has only got 6 slams in 7/8 years on tour. At the moment, even if Nadal wins no slams, he will have to double his slam tally to surpass Nadal. Not an as easy a feat many are making it out to be.
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he's already surpassed him in many ways, 4 AO's > 7 RG's

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How crazy would it be if nadal comes back and ends up winning 4-5 slams?
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How crazy would it be if nadal comes back and ends up winning 4-5 slams?
Not sure about crazy but disgusting it will be. I count on Djokovic to prevent that.
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People are thinking slams grow on trees. Novak has only got 6 slams in 7/8 years on tour. At the moment, even if Nadal wins no slams, he will have to double his slam tally to surpass Nadal. Not an as easy a feat many are making it out to be.
Oh come on, you know you need some years to grow and mature before raking up slams, he's playing at his peak now and has won 5 slams in two years. But he's just 25. What makes you think he won't win many more slams in the next 3-4 years?

Plus it's not like the other players in the Top 15 are younger than him, quite the contrary.
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Oh come on, you know you need some years to grow and mature before raking up slams, he's playing at his peak now and has won 5 slams in two years. But he's just 25. What makes you think he won't win many more slams in the next 3-4 years?

Plus it's not like the other players in the Top 15 are younger than him, quite the contrary.
I'm not saying he can't do it, I'm just saying that people are being way too casual in saying that he will get to 12 slams. He has to double his slam tally right now at 25, will be 26 when RG comes around. I'd say he has about 1-2 years max to dominate like he did in 2011 and he hardly ever brings that level to court nowadays.

And the 5 slams in 2 years is a bit misleading in my opinion. 3 of those 5 were won in one year on the form of his life, and 3 of those 5 were won on one surface [AO]. Yes he can do it but realistically he won't do it I think, especially if Nadal wins more slams. I'd give Djokovic 10-11 slams max. Winning slams is not an easy feat.
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Voted for "NO" = Nadal's Over.
............still better than Djokovic though
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I'm not saying he can't do it, I'm just saying that people are being way too casual in saying that he will get to 12 slams. He has to double his slam tally right now at 25, will be 26 when RG comes around. I'd say he has about 1-2 years max to dominate like he did in 2011 and he hardly ever brings that level to court nowadays.

And the 5 slams in 2 years is a bit misleading in my opinion. 3 of those 5 were won in one year on the form of his life, and 3 of those 5 were won on one surface [AO]. Yes he can do it but realistically he won't do it I think, especially if Nadal wins more slams. I'd give Djokovic 10-11 slams max. Winning slams is not an easy feat.
Of course it's not an easy feat, but he's got already 6 and that makes him one of the best players in history, a legend. I'm happy with that even if he doesn't win any more, though I'm sure he will win a lot more. Nowadays these guys make it look easy to win a slam because there are basically 4 contenders winning them all the time. But it's a freaking stat.
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Of course it's not an easy feat, but he's got already 6 and that makes him one of the best players in history, a legend. I'm happy with that even if he doesn't win any more, though I'm sure he will win a lot more. Nowadays these guys make it look easy to win a slam because there are basically 4 contenders winning them all the time. But it's a freaking stat.
Yeah I think he will certainly win many more slams, although I'm not so convinced that he will catch up with Nadal is all. I think last year showed us how quickly things can change in tennis.
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Nadal needed luck at the French Open but Djokovic can't win 12+ Slams? LOLOL
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At the moment Djokovic seems like the favorite for the AO and USO when he is fit, and have a chance to win one of the other two. Personally I expect him two win around 2 slams on average a year with this form. About 6-9 more to pass Nadal? So that is roughly 4 years at his current form and the form of the current competition.

But fitness and also confidence can drop anytime, Djokovic relies heavily on both. His serve and forehand(two most important shots in tennis) are decent for top10 level but he can't really make the difference with these shots. Other top10 members will come in the next 4 years with a better serve and/or a better fh than Djokovic and Djokovic must be faster than them also when he is 29 if he is to pass Nadal in my opinion.

Federer (and Nadal on clay) had in their prime super movement but also the best shots, so at that time they looked more dominant than Djokovic now. I think they were able to win a couple of slams when they were not at their peak fitness due to their better shots when their movement was all of a sudden not that superior . So for them it was fitnesswise easier to be in contention for slams so many years.

I don't expect Djokovic to get more slams when he leaves the top3. And keeping his fitness at this level for another 4 years will be hard. He has been sliding the hardcourts at top level since 2007... But on the other hand when I saw him doing that in 2007 I thought he would go the hewitt road with his fitness. The guy must have the perfect body to move around a tennis court.
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