It's true. Becker and Edberg won half as many majors as Federer, and I would consider them greats. It's an amazing accomplishment to win 6, 7, 8 slams...:worship:
It's kind of ridiculous how expectations for Federer have become the norm around here. Federer is one of the all time legends and his slams are why; if it were that easy everyone would be a great. I think Nadal and Djokovic are both far too susceptible to upsets or a hot player on any given day than Federer; they're also more susceptible to their own days of poor play. I think that's one of the things that sets Roger apart: his ability to beat the hot players and his ability to win even when he's playing horribly.
well, If it wasn't me who wrote that, and If haven't read the thread from the start, I might think the same thing.Borg/Lendl/Wilander/Edberg/Becker/Sampras/Agassi/Kuerten It seems a lot of the people on MTF seem to have forgotten what these players achieved in their career and how long it took them to get the titles which they won. Kuerten is the best example that you can't foresee how many Slam titles a player will get. Did anyone expect in his prime that he would have to end his career with 3 French Open titles?
Why not just enjoy the tennis instead of speculating how many Slams Djokovic and Nadal will get? It depends on so many circumstances and I really think it won't help either of them to feel the pressure of breaking records. You can't compare players with each other. It is irrelevant at which age a player wins a GS. He has to prove consistency and stay healthy.
Don't forget that it is easier to hunt for success as to confirm it.
It doesn't really matter how many Slam titles Djokovic and Nadal will win. They have already achieved a lot as an athlete for both of their countries.
Sorry, if you misunderstood my post. I just quoted your part with the players about the Safin, Roddick, Hewitt generation.well, If it wasn't me who wrote that, and If haven't read the thread from the start, I might think the same thing.
As for "why even speculate" question, I suggest you talk to the moderators of this forum and complaint to them. Otherwise - don't read it.
Besides, if we accept it is all a SPECULATION, I don't see why would we not SPECULATE. That is why it is called a SPECULATION!
If this is adressed to me: Sorry, I don't know what you meanand, yeah, say hello to Eve for me please... she was goooooood, if you know what I mean.
like eden - heaven... eve... get it?Sorry, if you misunderstood my post. I just quoted your part with the players about the Safin, Roddick, Hewitt generation.
I don't have a problem with speculations and there is absolutely no need to complain to a moderator about this kind of thread :shrug:
If this is adressed to me: Sorry, I don't know what you mean
Djokovic is possible but doubtful. Nadal, not a chance. His only chances are clay and grass and he would have to pull a Borg-type deal for 4-5 years to make it to 12.
Haha....Djokovic is too good and when he losses it is because of his unforced errors, not opponent domination. 2008 is his good year. 2009 is going to be total domination.
Anyway if it doesn't happen I will not be too sad. Even if he stays at only 1 slam, that is good for Serbian tennis. Anything else is extra.
Wimbledon is made up for green clay!!Nadal won't, unless there will be a 2nd GS on clay soon.
Djokovic has a better chance, I think, though not very likely.
Still scouting the juniors?I think and believe that a current unkown entity will rise to beat the history books and block the others from winning I don't think it'll be nole or rafa, it'll be somone completely out the radar, someone who will have the full package and commence the pretty tennis school-of thought. I'm currenlty scouting the juniors and the atp young newcomers with a potential short-list...