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If Novak wins the USO this will be one of the greatest comeback seasons in history, better than Nadal in 2013 and Federer in 2017 imo.
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If Novak completes another Nole Slam, he will be GOAT, no matter wherever he ends at No of Grand Slams. He did Golden Masters this year and the greatest comeback in history of tennis (and probably sport) could be a realistic goal.
 

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If Novak completes another Nole Slam, he will be GOAT, no matter wherever he ends at No of Grand Slams. He did Golden Masters this year and the greatest comeback in history of tennis (and probably sport) could be a realistic goal.
Glad you agree with my premise :p
 

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And if del Potro wins it, it is great comeback also.

Is there any players,who won a slam,then struggled for years and years with injuries and then, after 9 years ,won it again ? Even USO runner -up and #4 in rankings seemed very unlikely for him few years ago .
 

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And if del Potro wins it, it is great comeback also.

Is there any players,who won a slam,then struggled for years and years with injuries and then, after 9 years ,won it again ? Even USO runner -up and #4 in rankings seemed very unlikely for him few years ago .
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This isn't even the greatest comeback in the past few years :rolls: Roger came back after the same amount of time off, won the Australian Open, won Indian Wells, won Miami, won Halle, won Wimbledon and then won Shanghai and Basel later in the year. Add a few poor losses and some other decent results and you have an impressive comeback season. Djokovic struggled terribly for the first six months of this year until he won Wimbledon. They're not in the same league at all.
 

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If Novak wins the USO this will be one of the greatest comeback seasons in history, better than Nadal in 2013 and Federer in 2017 imo.
The OP is a good amateur journo as well.
Rogers' 2017 was more impressive...literally came out of nowhere and beat 4 top 10 guys including his ultimate nemesis from a break down in the 5th set (a run that included 2 other 5 setters). The goes on to win sunshine doubles, again destroying Nadal both times...then goes on to win Wimbledon (and I think he won Halle too) becoming grass GOAT in the process. That's about as good a comeback year you can have (and also destroyed Nadal again in Shanghai for good measure). Meanwhile Novak mugged it the hell up until Wimbledon (Queens if you want to be generous), and was given carte blanche at Wimbledon and an easy draw at USO. I found his Cinci run to be the most impressive part of his 2nd half. (Although Wimbledon SFs was very close but winning 6 Bo3 matches, 4 of them in 3 sets to capture the golden masters set was more impressive as a whole). I don't even think it's that close tbh.
 

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He still has to win Shanghai and the Tour Finals to surpass Federer's 2017. I am absolutely certain that he will.
 

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If Novak completes another Nole Slam, he will be GOAT, no matter wherever he ends at No of Grand Slams. He did Golden Masters this year and the greatest comeback in history of tennis (and probably sport) could be a realistic goal.
GOAT/BOAT topic will always be subjective but titles/records cannot be denied by naysayers & haters so if he is to accomplish the DCGS in addition to the Golden Masters, w/o even mentioning WTF/YEC's by next year, then Slam count should b considered less relevant unless Fedal r able to achieve these milestones too.
 

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Not as good as the season has yet to finish, but he has a good chance of finishing the year as number 1, winning the ATP and a strong 2019 in the wings.



This isn't even the greatest comeback in the past few years :rolls: Roger came back after the same amount of time off, won the Australian Open, won Indian Wells, won Miami, won Halle, won Wimbledon and then won Shanghai and Basel later in the year. Add a few poor losses and some other decent results and you have an impressive comeback season. Djokovic struggled terribly for the first six months of this year until he won Wimbledon. They're not in the same league at all.
You are really bitter about Djokovic are you not?

Talking about leagues, do you think Murray will make his comeback on the popular Sky One 'A League of Their Own', or do you think he will go down the traditional route of 'A Question of Sport'? Surely either option will give him a chance of winning a couple of matches in a row, thus taking his career to the next stage?
 

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How so? Nadal 2017 is even a better comeback than Novak's...
Is Nadal 2017 even a comeback season?
He called it quits on 2016 after Shanghai, so he only missed about 6 weeks of the season that year.
It depends on how you classify it though.
Djoker 2018, Fed 2017 and Nadal 2013 were all out for half a season or more.
 
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