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View Poll Results: Has Djokovic surpassed Edberg and Becker?

He has surpassed both 84 56.76%
He has surpassed neither 47 31.76%
He has surpassed Becker but not Edberg 13 8.78%
He has surpassed Edberg but not Becker 4 2.70%
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:24 PM   #46
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Edberg and Becker are LEGENDS, People ! First of all Kids, I don't care what any of you haters think or have to say. I'm here because I am a Federer fan and this is where Fed fans go to try and support their Star Player and to talk Tennis. 2nd of all Kids, you are just like the rest of the immature attention seeking haters that come here just to talk
down Roger and find a few fans to engage with in your stupid attention seeking plight. I'm done dealing with you little punk@ss kids and reading your senseless drivel.
hey mods banning this clown would be great..............trolling at this level
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:27 PM   #47
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i thought gandja ban in holland coffe-shops is still in place?
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:38 PM   #48
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Of course fans of a boring, mechanical game would only care about stats in a vacuum. True tennis is an art and Edberg was an artist. Fakervic may get a few more slams from Mugray and inherit some weeks at #1 compared to OldFed and KneeDal but he will never be a great player like Stefan. He inspired the GOAT Roger Federer, who in turn inspired a whole generation of up and coming players. And who will Fakervic inspire?
yeah Edberg's fh was such a thing of beauty that roger tried to copy it at all costs Luckily for him he failed
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:58 PM   #49
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It's not just about statistics. He surpassed them a while ago IMO.
How did he do that?
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yes he did. end 80s and 90s are much weaker than today tennis

we live in Golden era of tennis.
Another assertion based on nothing more than supporting your player. Well done.
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I would say yes. But this debate will be outdated soon enough
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Yeah. Djokovic is mentally one of the most ridiculously tough players in this open era. The guy has survived 3 MPs, 2x against Federer, 1x against Nadal. He's quality and I like him to grab more slams to make things more interesting.
Yes - let's admire his "clutch" play for now.

But when he hits 27 and a young up and comer starts to challenge him...wonder if we'll admire his clutch play so much then...
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Voted for the fifth option.
He will surpass them both while getting more pushy with every mug slow-asass year.
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Yes.
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Bullshit. In order to win his 1st slam Edberg had to beat legends like Lendl ( #1 then ) and Wilander.( # 3 ) Djoko beat mono - Fed and Tsonga.On way to his last slam title Edberg had to beat Lendl, Chang and Sampras. Djokovic beat Ferrer and Murka.

Edberg and Becker had to deal with few generations of different superstars with very different playing styles :Connors,Lendl, McEnroe,Wilander,Courier,Sampras,Agassi not to mention Chang, Stich, Cash,Ivanisevic.Plus - they had to beat each other , which was tough task itself.

Djokovic right now has only declining 31 y.o. Fed and not so brilliant Murray as serious opponents. Even Nadal is conveniently out of picture for some time now.To say this grinding between 2 quite boring baseliners is golden era of tennis is a huge mistake.Maybe Ferrer as permanent slam semifinalist is sign of Golden era also ?
Totally agree.

As well as this, of course, Becker and Edberg had to cope with a wider variety of surface speeds, especially at majors.
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If Djokovic would retire today I would not rank him ahead of Becker and Edberg.

But I'm most certain I will by the time Djokovic actually retires.
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If Djokovic would resign today I would not rank him ahead of Becker and Edberg.

But I'm certain I will by the time Djokovic retires.
that's because you know shit about tennis.......Novak is better than both of them in all stats almost
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Default Re: Has Djokovic surpassed Stefan Edberg and/or Boris Becker?

He surpassed them long ago because they played in a mug era. It's unthinkable that someone at 16 would win a slam in today's game, yet it was possible back then by simply serve botting.
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Novak focuses on fewer, and mainly bigger tournaments these days. Ferrer won more tournaments than everybody else last year, and that didn't say much.
Ok,that's why there is other statistics that says that in all other departments Djokovic is superior(apart from the same number of GS titles):

More Masters titles...

More weeks as number 1-now guaranteed 77 weeks at least...

Better career win/loss %

Better career Grand Slam win/loss %

etc.
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Becker never won a clay court tournament, and only has 12 weeks at#1, so Novak has definitely surpassed him. Shortly he will surpass Edberg in weeks at #1, has won more important clay court tournaments than Stefan, so will surpass him for sure very soon. Actually, he probablly has done so already.
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