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Djokovic is not a natural net player, he feels most comfortable at the baseline.

Wouldn't say he's a bad doubles player though. I think he's just not that into it.
 

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The other three don't have to play with Troicki tbf
 

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Fabio almost carried his sorry ass into the Indian Wells final earlier this year. Djokovic looked like a headless chicken in some moments.
Djokovic plays few matches per year at most and treats them as practice sessions, it would be a miracle if he were anything more than an average doubles player. Not to mention that his doubles partners are often his brothers or other random Serbian player.
 

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His net game isn’t very good compared to the other big 3 and of course, Djokosmash. His return could be a huge advantage though yet again returning in singles is different than in doubles. I think the other big 3 just have more experience and also better net games.
 

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LMAO... I think it was Troicki's fault why they lost today... but having said that Djokovic natural game is maneuvering opponent around the court but he can't do that in doubles.
 

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It's pretty simple: doubles require more talent and touch - things Novack lacks, singles require more endurance - which he has in excess.
 

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The net player takes away one of his favourite returns - right at the server's feet. Also I'd rather have him on the Ad side but Troickis forehand is too weak.

Rafa and Roger definitely look more natural doubles players.
 

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Really, they barely even play doubles.
 
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Fabio almost carried his sorry ass into the Indian Wells final earlier this year. Djokovic looked like a headless chicken in some moments.
I can attest to this.

I was close to front row for the doubles Semi Final and Fabio looked like a tennis tactician , while Djokovic looked like Jack Sock in Singles...
 

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I think Nadal is the best doubles player in the world so there could be hope for a singles player like Djokovic one day maybe.
 

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DJ doesn't have soft hands at the net. If a player hits at him hard, the ball bounces off his racquet into the stands.

It's a slight lack of talent.
 

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While Djoker is extremely talented, his net game is rather sub par. Doubles requires a good net game. Thus, he's not very good.
 
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