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View Poll Results: Which year was better? Time travel match?

Federer's season in 2004 was better and would win the time travel match 111 55.78%
Federer's season in 2004 was better, but would lose the time travel match 4 2.01%
Djokovic's season in 2011 is better, and would win the time travel match 59 29.65%
Djokovic's season in 2011 is better, but would lose the time travel match 25 12.56%
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Old 11-06-2011, 07:07 PM   #16
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Default Re: Federer 2004 vs. Djokovic 2011

Overall this again hangs on the outcome of the year end finals.

If Djokovic wins it is certainly him otherwise could put a case for either player.
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Default Re: Federer 2004 vs. Djokovic 2011

What exactly is the big difference between Federer 2004 and Fed 2006? It's essentially the same player playing the same brand of tennis.

Answer is also the same: Yes Federer is still better. 2011 Fed can still defeat 2011 Djoker. Prime Fed would have toyed with him in a time travel match. Probably a routine 6-3, 6-3 win and he would have so many MPs that wasting 2 wouldn't matter

Djoker might still get slightly better season stats IF he manages to win the WTF (don't think so) but the difference isn't big enough to motivate that he is better.
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Looks like we have to mention the name of Nadal everywhere if we want to discuss anything about tennis!! For example, if we wanna talk about Borg's achievement, we also have to think if Rafa/Baby Nadal was there.
Hey! Open ur eyes! There were a lot of good players other than Rafa. What do you think? In top 10 of 2004, there were Roddick, Hewitt, Safin, Moya, Gaudio and Agassi. All of them won at least a GS title. Even there were Agassi who is considered as one of the greatest. 6 players out of top 9(with Roger, 7 players out of 10. They were ranked 1,2,3,4,5,8,10) had at least a GS title. This is the real top 5! Think about the present one. Nothing more to say..

Still want to mention about Rafa? Well, it is only your matter then.
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Top 10 at the end of 2004:

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Gaudio

The competition was of higher class then than it is today.
You forgot to mention Tim Henman's name. He was ranked 6 in 2004.

Here is the Year-end ranking of 2004.
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You forgot to mention Tim Henman's name. He was ranked 6 in 2004.

Here is the Year-end ranking of 2004.
One helluva top 10,that's for sure.
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Looks like we have to mention the name of Nadal everywhere if we want to discuss anything about tennis!! For example, if we wanna talk about Borg's achievement, we also have to think if Rafa/Baby Nadal was there.
Hey! Open ur eyes! There were a lot of good players other than Rafa. What do you think? In top 10 of 2004, there were Roddick, Hewitt, Safin, Moya, Gaudio and Agassi. All of them won at least a GS title. Even there were Agassi who is considered as one of the greatest. 6 players out of top 9(with Roger, 7 players out of 10. They were ranked 1,2,3,4,5,8,10) had at least a GS title. This is the real top 5! Think about the present one. Nothing more to say..

Still want to mention about Rafa? Well, it is only your matter then.
Those players won Slams because there wasn't really a great dominate player back then like Fed, Rafa & Nole. If Murray, Tsonga, Berdych and Soderling peaked in the transitional Era, they would have won slams easily like those players you mentioned. Those players in the top 10 at the moment are just unlucky. They have to deal with legends in the game like Fed, Nole and Rafa at thier prime years. OTOH, Safin & Hewitt and the others played in a mug period of time so-called transitional era.

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Who was the tenth player in 2004?
Yeah, as Nirjhor already pointed out, the one I forgot was Henman. Another quality player.
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Those players won Slams because there wasn't really a great dominate player back then like Fed, Rafa & Nole. If Murray, Tsonga, Berdych and Soderling peaked in the transitional Era, they would have won slams easily like those players you mentioned. Those players in the top 10 at the moment are just unlucky. They have to deal with legends in the game like Fed, Nole and Rafa at thier prime years. OTOH, Safin & Hewitt and the others played in a mug period of time so-called transitional era.

Just no.
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Those players won Slams because there wasn't really a great dominate player back then like Fed, Rafa & Nole. If Murray, Tsonga, Berdych and Soderling peaked in the transitional Era, they would have won slams easily like those players you mentioned. Those players in the top 10 at the moment are just unlucky. They have to deal with legends in the game like Fed, Nole and Rafa at thier prime years. OTOH, Safin & Hewitt and the others played in a mug period of time so-called transitional era.

Rafa and Nole wouldn't dominate in those years cause the surfaces were more varied and the attacking players would have blown their defensive, scurrying fucking asses off the court.

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Yeah, as Nirjhor already pointed out, the one I forgot was Henman. Another quality player.
Henman was class at his best, and he couldn't get to a slam final cause of strong opposition too (Ivanisevic, Sampras, Hewitt and Fed)
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Those players won Slams because there wasn't really a great dominate player back then like Fed, Rafa & Nole. If Murray, Tsonga, Berdych and Soderling peaked in the transitional Era, they would have won slam easily like those players you mentioned. Those players in the top 10 at the moment are just unlucky. They have to deal with legends in the game like Fed, Nole and Rafa at thier prime years. OTOH, Safin & Hewitt and the others played in a mug period of time so-called transitional era.

Look, the reason why every Noletard on the forum argues that this era is the best ever is all too obvious. They don't want to take anything away from their man, which I understand. But this post just shows a clear lack of knowledge. I'm a huge Soderling fan but there's no way Robin or Jo surpasses guys like prime Henman or Nalbandian in playing capability, let alone talent.

Novak has had an incredible year and there's no doubt about that. But he only has one rival (Nadal), who he is a good matchup against. Federer is not the player he was - how could he? He's a father and over 30 - and Murray hasn't stepped up yet. As for the rest of the top 10, they don't even have an outside shot in the slams. Fact is it wasn't like that in 2004. The potential of each top tenner was much higher back then.
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Top 10 at the end of 2004:

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Nalbandian
Gaudio

The competition was of higher class then than it is today.
That is possibly the strongest top 10 of the decade. I think it would be hard to objectively argue that 2004 was not stronger than either 2006 or 2011 in top 10 field depth. Overall consider 2006 to probably have the weakest top 10 of the 3 years I mentioned with 2011 stronger than 2006.
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Look, the reason why every Noletard on the forum argues that this era is the best ever is all too obvious. They don't want to take anything away from their man, which I understand. But this post just shows a clear lack of knowledge. I'm a huge Soderling fan but there's no way Robin or Jo surpasses guys like prime Henman or Nalbandian in playing capability, let alone talent.

Novak has had an incredible year and there's no doubt about that. But he only has one rival (Nadal), who he is a good matchup against. Federer is not the player he was - how could he? He's a father and over 30 - and Murray hasn't stepped up yet. As for the rest of the top 10, they don't even have an outside shot in the slams. Fact is it wasn't like that in 2004. The potential of each top tenner was much higher back then.
Good luck in trying to have an objective and rational discussion with certain Djokovic and Nadal fans.
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Good luck in trying to have an objective and rational discussion with certain Djokovic and Nadal fans.
I don't consider Akaya as bad as some of the others, so.

As for the poll, I will wait until after the WTF to make up my mind about which season was more dominant.
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I don't consider Akaya as bad as some of the others, so.

As for the poll, I will wait until after the WTF to make up my mind about which season was more dominant.
You overrate a bit the WTF's role in a season. I mean looking back at the whole season in late december, WTF looks more important than it really is. It's prestigious and definetely a good way to end the season but IMO it's not the best way to decide who's season is better.
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