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Has Djokovic underachieved thus far in his career?

  • Yes, he should have won more (wasted years early , 6-6 in GS Final, etc.)

    Votes: 62 63.9%
  • He achieved about what he should have.

    Votes: 28 28.9%
  • No, he actually overachieved considering he was competing with Nadal and Federer

    Votes: 7 7.2%

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If you look at his dire record in the past year in GS finals then you have to say yes. Talent wise I think he's done quite well and maximised his abilities.
 

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No. He's achieved about what he should have, IMO. Great player, not an all-time great. His slam final record reflects this. Having won Wimbledon, and so far, to a much lesser extent, appear to be more of a by-product of insane, well earned, confidence. So you could say he overachieved, especially at Wimbledon.
 

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No. He's achieved about what he should have, IMO. Great player, not an all-time great. His slam final record reflects this. Having won Wimbledon, and so far, to a much lesser extent, appear to be more of a by-product of insane, well earned, confidence. So you could say he overachieved, especially at Wimbledon.
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He's underachieved. If you look at the last 3 years he's clearly been the best and most consistent player, just not getting it done in slam finals. However I'm optimistic that the next 3-4 years he will win more slams
 

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He's underachieved. If you look at the last 3 years he's clearly been the best and most consistent player, just not getting it done in slam finals. However I'm optimistic that the next 3-4 years he will win more slams
If he was the best player then he would have consistently won slam finals. For all this nonsense about Djokovic having the mental edge over Nadal, he sure has done a poor job of winning the matches that really count.
 

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No. He's achieved about what he should have, IMO. Great player, not an all-time great. His slam final record reflects this. Having won Wimbledon, and so far, to a much lesser extent, appear to be more of a by-product of insane, well earned, confidence. So you could say he overachieved, especially at Wimbledon.
:lol: And why is that? The thing with you and cloren you have no respect for djokovic. You don't win 6 slams in this era when competing with federer and nadal and not be an all time great. Becker is considered an all time great so is edberg they only have 6 slams? so why is nole not? Almost every Big title he's won in his career he had to go through federer or nadal.


Who knows he might also go on to win more he's only 27 or he might never win another one.
 

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No. He's achieved about what he should have, IMO. Great player, not an all-time great. His slam final record reflects this. Having won Wimbledon, and so far, to a much lesser extent, appear to be more of a by-product of insane, well earned, confidence. So you could say he overachieved, especially at Wimbledon.
Not this. If anything he has underachieved. He will almost certainly win the FO this year. Lets see what you say when he completed the career slam and win some more HC slams. To say that he is not an all time great is absurd already. Becker and Edberg won 6 slams each. They are not all time greats?
 

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He has underachieved. No doubt about it. He should have won at least 10 slams by now but unfortunately he didn't.

glutenovic, chokovic and giftovic ruined Novak's career, and now dadovic is in his way :shrug:
 

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tbh, he was butt-ass lucky to win his 5th and 6th slams :shrug:
 

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About right tbh. There were a few Slams he could've won and didn't and he's been very unlucky at RG to continually have to face the greatest clay courter ever or else he'd have several titles there already, but things also had to fall his way at many of the Slams he has won. US Open 2011, two MPs down and a hit and hope return on the first. AO 2012, back to back 5 setters and down 2-4 in the 5th against Nadal. That call against Stan deep in the 5th of their AO 2013 clash and then Murray ailing in that final. And things had to line up for him to win Wimbledon too, the form and confidence of his life, avoiding Federer and Murray and getting a mentally broken Nadal in the final. So all in all I think his 6 Slams is a fair representation of his strength, and he's certainly not underachieved outside of them.
 

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No. He's achieved about what he should have, IMO. Great player, not an all-time great. His slam final record reflects this. Having won Wimbledon, and so far, to a much lesser extent, appear to be more of a by-product of insane, well earned, confidence. So you could say he overachieved, especially at Wimbledon.
Novak overachieved at Wimbledon!? What can we say about Nadal in that case :confused:

As long as Nadal has more Wimbledon titles than Djokovic then the latter has definitely underachieved at Wimbledon or it could mean that Nadal is the luckiest human being this planet has ever seen.
 

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Novak overachieved at Wimbledon!? What can we say about Nadal in that case :confused:

As long as Nadal has more Wimbledon titles than Djokovic then the latter has definitely underachieved at Wimbledon or it could mean that Nadal is the luckiest human being this planet has ever seen.
At least Nadal can move well on the surface and has a decent net game. Djokovic slips over every 2 seconds, has questionable volleys and fudges overheads on an alarmingly regular basis. Definitely a bigger overachiever than Nadal on grass.
 

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At least Nadal can move well on the surface and has a decent net game. Djokovic slips over every 2 seconds, has question volleys and fudges overheads on an alarmingly regular basis. Definitely a bigger overachiever than Nadal on grass.
How do you explain his 1 W, 1 other F and multiple Semi's and QF?
He was lucky every single year ?
 

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How do you explain his 1 W, 1 other F and multiple Semi's and QF?
He was lucky every single year ?
I didn't say he was lucky or didn't deserve his results. Do you know what overachieving means? He simply performed better than expected based on what you would expect from his skill set.
 

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No. He's achieved about what he should have, IMO. Great player, not an all-time great. His slam final record reflects this. Having won Wimbledon, and so far, to a much lesser extent, appear to be more of a by-product of insane, well earned, confidence. So you could say he overachieved, especially at Wimbledon.
poor rafa also lost 6 grand slam finals :tape:
 

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