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When you think about 80 career titles it really is a baffling number.

Some players pray to just win a 250 and will always remember that moment.... or you have stupendous players players who never win a title at all.

Djokovic is making tennis history everyday, whether we like it or not. He is proven to be another legend of the sport as he continues to produce win after win , no matter the odds, age , conditions etc. He is already in GOAT contention and some already consider him the GOAT.... regardless, Djokovic is a legend and I'm happy for #80 and hope he keeps pushing the limits of tennis and continues to carry the tennis torch.

I understand there are many Djokovic haters but , you have to at least appreciate the dedication he puts into the sport.
 

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A stark contrast to all the lower level tournaments Fedal have vultured to get their numbers up.
Hmm, find out .. unless it's no limit troll :)


Fed 36 titles since 30 , including 2013 (1), 2016 (0) and of course 2020 (0).

4 Slams
1 Masters
11 MS 1000
15 ATP 500
5 ATP 250 (including Halle 13-14, today ATP 500)

Since his 35
15 titles
3 Slams
4 MS 1000
7 ATP 500
1 ATP 250 (Stuttgart at sponsor Merco after recovery circuit since Miami ..)

It would be easier to "start" to expand his list :)

And that must be about the same for Nadal who follows a personal calendar, which except injury will always play Barcelona as Fed will always play Dubai, Halle and Basel.
 

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Yup. A stark contrast to all the lower level tournaments Fedal have vultured to get their numbers up.
Hey loco-king, watch your words. Rafa has 35+19=54. Roger is at 28+6+20=54. Not far behind. Moreover, Roger has no masters on his favourite surface.
 

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Nadal and Federer are legends too... this thread is not to detract from them.

The Big 3 have solidified their place in tennis history already... its just baffling, time and time again that they keep on winning. I mean even a 38 year old Federer was looking like 22 year old NextGen player in some of the tournaments last year...

Djokovic is 23/0 for the season after hard fought battles and has #80 to boot.

It's almost a joke...
 

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Big 3 are beasts and are so much better than everyone else, we have to stop being surprised that they keep winning and acknowledge this fact

Novak just upped his level at will and won the match, there isn’t much Raonic can do

Mentally the gap is even greater - as soon as it got close Milos faltered
 

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Crazy numbers, definitely a player for the ages. The mark the big 3 left will never be forgotten, they changed the way we think about tennis, they broke nearly every important record.
17 slams, 35 masters, 5 ATP finales and more... Its sure is surreal.
 
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Big 3 are beasts and are so much better than everyone else, we have to stop being surprised that they keep winning and acknowledge this fact

Novak just upped his level at will and won the match, there isn’t much Raonic can do

Mentally the gap is even greater - as soon as it got close Milos faltered
You figure there is an expiration date on any of these guys. Like there has to be a stop to the madness.

Of course we get used to it... but really when did we ever expect Djokovic to do double career golden masters?

Its just out of this world what he is able to do. Not fair really an probably most depressing thing as a tennis player.
 

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he's probably fine enough with his 2378 halle titles by not facing a top10 player in any of his matches there. duh.

It's ok, so... repost :)
 

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And to think 40-15er-tards started calling Fraud grandpa when the guy was barely 28.

Look what Djoker and Rafa have done after they turned 28... and nobody is calling Djoker a grandpa at even 33. The guy simply defies logic. Nadull with his dirty dozen @ RG is also unbelieveable and on the brink to tie the GS record. Djoker will break the weeks @ Nr. 1 and will continue to add to his GS and Masters1000 tally no doubt. It's very likely that 40-15er will end up third best after all is said and done.
 

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Roger has no masters on his favourite surface.
repost also ;)
 

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When you think about 80 career titles it really is a baffling number.

Some players pray to just win a 250 and will always remember that moment.... or you have stupendous players players who never win a title at all.

Djokovic is making tennis history everyday, whether we like it or not. He is proven to be another legend of the sport as he continues to produce win after win , no matter the odds, age , conditions etc. He is already in GOAT contention and some already consider him the GOAT.... regardless, Djokovic is a legend and I'm happy for #80 and hope he keeps pushing the limits of tennis and continues to carry the tennis torch.

I understand there are many Djokovic haters but , you have to at least appreciate the dedication he puts into the sport.
Thanks for opening a tribute thread for Novak.
Classy 👏
 
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You figure there is an expiration date on any of these guys. Like there has to be a stop to the madness.

Of course we get used to it... but really when did we ever expect Djokovic to do double career golden masters?
I figured around 2014 that he'll be able to achieve it.
 

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Particularly Cincy seemed like the hardest nut to crack... but Federer could not be there 100% all the time, as also Nadal went like 70% at MC in 2013, so Novak could defeat him... it was a long wait however.
 

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Particularly Cincy seemed like the hardest nut to crack... but Federer could not be there 100% all the time, as also Nadal went like 70% at MC in 2013, so Novak could defeat him... it was a long wait however.
Yes, with 5 finals in Cinci before 2018, Djokovic had the clear potential for the title.
It was enough to wait for an opponent in the final less sharp.

It's the same for Nadal in Miami, or Federer in MC / Rome, but the conquerable opponent never came :)

For Federer, it was also long enough for Bercy, while an indoor MS had to be within his reach.
But the place in the calendar between Basel and the Masters did not make it easy, especially since 3 favorable years 04-05-06, he was withdrawn.
 
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