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Old 01-29-2012, 07:34 PM   #16
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Default Re: Do you consider Novak Djokovic as a legend in the game?

Maybe he'll become one in his own right, but right now he's mostly known for his achievements in the Fedal era, rather than setting his own era. It may certainly be on it's way though.
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:34 PM   #17
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Default Re: Do you consider Novak Djokovic as a legend in the game?

3 slams in a row = automatic legend, IMO...especially the manner in which he did it. Gutsy, ballsy, fiery performances in all slams.

He's not a SLAM legend per se, but definitely a TENNIS legend.
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Default Re: Do you consider Novak Djokovic as a legend in the game?

my own personal standard for 'legend' is 7 slams, surely he will make it.
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So McEnroe is not a legend in your opinion?

The likes of McEnroe and Connors were big personalities that transcended tennis. There have been better tennis players than those 2 but most people who don't even watch tennis know who they are.
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He took tennis to a new level today and I think he is now a legend.
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Default Re: Do you consider Novak Djokovic as a legend in the game?

No, he's not even close to being considered "a legend".
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3 slams in a row = automatic legend, IMO...especially the manner in which he did it. Gutsy, ballsy, fiery performances in all slams.

He's not a SLAM legend per se, but definitely a TENNIS legend.
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No, he's not even close to being considered "a legend".
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He's a legend.

Some of us know it, some of us are yet to realize it, but he's a legend.
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The likes of McEnroe and Connors were big personalities that transcended tennis. There have been better tennis players than those 2 but most people who don't even watch tennis know who they are.
it depends on whether you define 'legend' as the overall persona of a player or their overall achievements. both can be very different, for instance kournikova is a legend of womens tennis if we talk about transcending the sport, but obviously not one on court.

i always feel mcenroe was hugely helped to reach 'legend' status by his persona where his results lacked.
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The legend is born.

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Default Re: Do you consider Novak Djokovic as a legend in the game?

5 slams, around #26 of all time, short of Becker, Edberg, and Wilander, who he could all pass with a win at RG.
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Novak is storming his way into an enviable position in the history of the sport.
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stupid question, of course he is a legend of the game and he will most likely become of the GOATs
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Bitter as usual. Don't you have any sugar there in Scotland?
Let me ask you something. Am I going to be considered "bitter as usual" until I start licking Djokovic's balls?

You can't really call me bitter for stating the obvious. He has 5 slams, big deal. Lendl, Borg, Sampras, Federer and co. have 8-16 slams. Notice the BIG difference there? Djokovic has a long way to go before he can be called a legend.
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