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Whose legacies are more at stake? 2017 AO F Rogie vs. Rafa, I think this one mattered most to Rogie's legacy at the time (Rogie 17 vs. Rafa 14 then).... 2019 AO F Djokovic vs. Rafa, whose legacy is most affected here (Rogie 20, Rafa 17, Djokovic 14)? Rafa wins he's at 18 knocking on Rogie's door of 20, Djokovic wins he's at 15 knocking on Rafa's door of 17.... Therefore IMO 2017 Rogie, 2019 is either Rogie or Rafa depending on who wins, but not Djokovic. I don't feel like Djokovic's legacy will be at stake until someone starts creeping up on him if ever (assuming he ends with 17 or less grand slams in his career)!! What're your thoughts about whose legacy is most at stake tomorrow, Rogie's, Rafa's, or Djokovic's??
 

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Federer cant do much at this moment that take his last slam at Wimbledon to keep his slam tally safe, he doesnt depend on anyone else.

To Rafa this match is crucial because could give him a mental edge over his main rival for the rest of the season. Which could help him to match the 20 slams in she coming future (1-2) years in time.

Nadal is the most dependant on this Match, then Djokovic.

Federer isnt PLaying so he is out of the equation.
 

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Nadal. If he somehow loses the final, Djokovic will be close behind him and it may become hard for him to catch Federer.

Djokovic isn't realistically in the running for the slam record.
 

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Nadal. If he somehow loses the final, Djokovic will be close behind him and it may become hard for him to catch Federer.

Djokovic isn't realistically in the running for the slam record.
I think some people are underestimating Djokovic here. Djokovic has shown that he can win many slams within a short amount of time. If he stays fit and motivated, he is a threat on all surfaces. If Djokovic wins on Sunday, he might win 2 more slams this year, and be on 17 majors by the end of the year. Many Federer fans are cheering on Djokovic, they might want to be careful because Djokovic could turn out to be the bigger threat.
 

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Nadal. If he somehow loses the final, Djokovic will be close behind him and it may become hard for him to catch Federer.

Djokovic isn't realistically in the running for the slam record.
Of course Djokovic will be in the slam race if he wins. He would of won the last 3 slams and be favourite for W, USO and next years AO.

As we have seen the youngsters are still a way off in slams and Djokovic can stay at the top of the game for 2 or more years.
 

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IMO, if Rafa wins the AO tomorrow, it hurts Rogie's legacy because: Rafa's at 18, only 2 away from tying the 20, he has the double career slam, he's inching closer to Rogie.

Conversely, if Djokovic wins tomorrow, it starts to hurt Rafa's legacy because: Djokovic's at 15, only 2 away from Rafa's 17, he'll be going for a second time of 4 slams in a row at the FO in 2019 and really gunning for Rafa.

Therefore, who wins tomorrow really matters, for player's legacies.
 
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