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Outside of Britain (and maybe the US) the idea of "The Big Four" is laughed at, and has long been dismissed in favour of the Big Three. These critics, however, are wrong, as I shall soon come to show you.

In addition to Djokovic, Federer and Nadal, there is a fourth man on the scene. This player has:

Won a Golden Slam and Davis Cup
Been in the Semi-Finals of the WTF 5 times in the last 7 years.
Consistently ended the year in the Top 4 since 2008
Won 11 Masters Titles and 44 Titles overall.

This player is Standy Murrinka, note him down in the history books and bow down before him!
 

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The big 4 is Djokovic, Murray, Federer and Wawrinka now
 

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Thought it was now widely acknowledged that the big 4 is Rosol, Darcis, Kyrgios and Brown
 

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Nadal is done and Federer has one slam in five years (and even that needed special circumstances of the roof closing midmatch). Historical big four, not current.
 

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Nadal is done and Federer has one slam in five years (and even that needed special circumstances of the roof closing midmatch). Historical big four, not current.
Nadal 7/4 with bookies not to win another slam :wavey: Go bet your life saving on those odds, huh?
 

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Wawrinka is a lot closer to Murray than Murray is to Djokovic. So either Top 3 or Top 5.
:lol:

Seasons ended in the top 10 :
Federer - 13
Nadal - 10
Djokovic - 8
Murray - 7
Tsonga/Ferrer/Berdych - 5
del Potro - 4
Wawrinka - 2

Masters titles :
Nadal - 27
Djokovic - 24
Federer - 23
Murray - 10
Tsonga - 2
Ferrer/Berdych/Wawrinka - 1
del Potro 0

Grand Slam finals :
Federer - 25
Nadal - 20
Djokovic - 16
Murray - 8
Wawrinka - 2
del Potro/Tsonga/Berdych/Ferrer - 1

Grand Slam SFs :
Federer - 36
Nadal - 26
Djokovic - 23
Murray - 16
Tsonga/Ferrer - 6
Berdych - 5
Wawrinka - 4
del Potro - 3

Grand Slam W-L index :
Nadal - 0.878
Federer - 0.858
Djokovic - 0.850
Murray - 0.806
Tsonga - 0.754
Ferrer - 0.719
del Potro - 0.708
Wawrinka - 0.707
Berdych - 0.703

You're probably going to talk about their Grand Slam titles, but by this logic Chardy is closer to Murray than Murray is to Djokovic. Anyway, of course Djokovic is clearly ahead of Murray, but you can't deny Murray is clearly ahead of Wawrinka too.


Here's how I'd rank those players :

Federer
Nadal

Djokovic

Murray


Wawrinka
del Potro

Tsonga
Berdych/Ferrer
 

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The classic Big 4 will always be Andy, Roger, Djokovic and Nadal. There's no changing that, no matter what happens in their careers now or who wins more titles than them.
 

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The classic Big 4 will always be Andy, Roger, Djokovic and Nadal. There's no changing that, no matter what happens in their careers now or who wins more titles than them.
Yeah it seems people don't even understand the meaning of 'Big 4'...
The Big 4 isn't the top 4, this term refers to the 4 players who clearly dominated the tennis planet from 2008 to 2013. Where was Wawrinka back then ? A random top 20 player. :shrug:
 

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Yeah it seems people don't even understand the meaning of 'Big 4'...
The Big 4 isn't the top 4, this term refers to the 4 players who clearly dominated the tennis planet from 2008 and 2013. Where was Wawrinka back then ? A random top 20 player. :shrug:
Exactly. The Big 4 will be a constant no matter what happens in the sport. I don't understand why people find this so hard to understand :shrug:
 
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