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Slams won after turning 27

Federer: 5
Laver: 5
Agassi: 5

Rosewall: 4
Newcombe: 4
Lendl: 4

Nadal: 3
Sampras: 3
Connors: 3
 

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So max two more for Nadal...

He is never reaching 17.

For those predicting Nadal will reach Federer. Not happening. He will win 2 more slams tops. Not enough for 17 slams.

Of course Nadal might be done since Sampras was done at 14 slams. He also won 3 slams after turning 27.

Sampras and Federer only won 2 slams after turning 28.... Nadal already won a slam after turning 28. He will most likely win just one more slam. That would be two slams after 28 as well.
 

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Sampras and Federer ONLY won 2 slams after turning 28. Nadal already won one slam after turning 28. I think he has one more RG win. That's it.

Forget about the likes of Agassi, his career is not the norm. He slacked most of his 20s and that's why he had great longevity.

But players like Nadal that have been grinding for a decade won't have a career like Agassi.

Lendl also won 2 slams after turning 28.

I think Nadal will also win 2 slams after turning 28 and he already won one of those.

Connors won 3 slams after turning 28 BUT that was a long time ago.
 

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Roy Emerson you have consistently made bad false predictions

I wouldn't bet against Rafael Nadal

you mention Agassi was not the norm- well in entirely different ways Nadal is not the norm either

for what he lacks in career reserves (Agassi not caring for so long), he makes up for in unusually good spirit and attitude
 

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So max two more for Nadal...

He is never reaching 17.

For those predicting Nadal will reach Federer. Not happening. He will win 2 more slams tops. Not enough for 17 slams.

Of course Nadal might be done since Sampras was done at 14 slams. He also won 3 slams after turning 27.

Sampras and Federer only won 2 slams after turning 28.... Nadal already won a slam after turning 28. He will most likely win just one more slam. That would be two slams after 28 as well.
You do realize that he was a finalist in 3 of the last 4 slams, 2 of which he won.....
 

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Open Era

Slams won after turning 27

Federer: 5
Laver: 5
Agassi: 5

Rosewall: 4
Newcombe: 4
Lendl: 4

Nadal: 3
Sampras: 3
Connors: 3
I believe these numbers are the definite ones as well.

Djokovic has won 2 slams after turning 27. I believe he will win 3 more tops. That would be for a total of 5 slams after turning 27 which is the record. Retires with 11 slams tops.
 

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No1e will be first.
 

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I'm pretty sure Djokovic will retire with 11 slams tops. No more.
What makes it so sure for you? Astrological predictions or just your gut feelings?

Either way, as discussed before, Djokovic very well could have an Agassi-like over 30's career and that would mean at least 2-3 slams above 30.
Up to 30 he will have at least 9 slams to contend for, he is not in a serious decline yet.
Moreover if he continues his trend of not choking in slam finals he has a serious shot of winning at least 1/3 of those slams... which would put him on 11 or even more.
 

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What makes it so sure for you? Astrological predictions or just your gut feelings?

Either way, as discussed before, Djokovic very well could have an Agassi-like over 30's career and that would mean at least 2-3 slams above 30.
Up to 30 he will have at least 9 slams to contend for, he is not in a serious decline yet.
Moreover if he continues his trend of not choking in slam finals he has a serious shot of winning at least 1/3 of those slams... which would put him on 11 or even more.
Tennis' trends.
 

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Tennis' trends.
There is no such things in the long run, when it comes to Novak Djokovic – despite his muggery in 2012+13 he found a way to get himself back on track.
There were all reasons while the mentioned players did not win many or started heavily decline after 27.
Novak might be the 1st one who will extend his time at the top, not entirely dominate, but going against those trends you mentioned...
 
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