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Let's say Nadal finishes his slam count at 23, Federer at 20 or 21. Djokovic in theory would have to win 8 more slams to get to 24, which I just don't see happening. Federer of course is the most loved and marketable player in the history of the sport, so no doubt his contribution to the sport won't be forgotten. And Nadal is a close second, and his clay resume alone would keep him discussed until it is passed (probably never).

Unfortunately for our sport, Novak really isn't respected so I'm concerned that he might be forgotten (kind of like an Ivan Lendl type), relegated to odd commentary jobs, exhibition matches, and coaching appointments. Thoughts?
 

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Of course not
 
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Big Novak will always be number one in my heart.
 
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Definitely not, he’s the one that dominated the whole 2010’s decade and is right up there with Dull and Federer in achievements.
 

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Very cute thread starter. None r a Iock for any of those figures & as Iong as Novak keeps winning a few more HC & 1 more WB major, wiII b arguabIy the BOAT/GOAT on 2 out of 3 surfaces, so NO chance of ending up "forgotten like a LendI” who is WBless.
 

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No. For one thing they don't play in isolation. There are rivalries. Novak has faced Fedal many times in big matches. These will be remembered. Wimbledon 2019 F, Wimbledon 2018 SF with Nadal, the AO 2012 final, USO 2011 final. This is only a short list.
He has a NCYGS - not even Federer can boast that he won four straight slams.
He has Federer beat when it comes to slam final H2H wins.
And he also will be remembered at the AO for being one of the most dominant players there.
 

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Everyone will be forgotten except:

the record holders, e.g. sampras for his most slams counts, while it lasted

the first to achive something special, CYGS for Laver, golden slam for Agassi, defending Olympics gold for Mugray

the ones whoes names are associated with some immortal lifeless form that pop into your eyes every year, the court names or the cup names, e.g. arthur ashe stadium

In this regard, for the moment Djokovic will be remembered as the AO king and the first(second?) to collect all the masters champions
But he may also ride on the shoulder of Federer, as he beats the Wimbledon king 3 times in a row in the finals, so he is the Wimbledon king slayer, the ultimate villain
 

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In reality, everything will be forgotten anyway, given long enough time.

But in this context, no, he is a member of the BIG 3 with great rivalries and will not be forgotten.
 

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Everyone will be forgotten except:

the record holders, e.g. ...

In this regard, for the moment Djokovic will be remembered as the AO king and the first(second?) to collect all the masters champions
But he may also ride on the shoulder of Federer, as he beats the Wimbledon king 3 times in a row in the finals, so he is the Wimbledon king slayer, the ultimate villain
NoleSlam (Wimb/USO/AO/RG) is not a bad achievement either, the first to win four consecutive slams on three different surfaces.

Djokovic is the first to win all the nine current masters i.e. holding nine titles at their contemporary venues, and is one Cinci masters away from making it double, he was also the first to win 30 masters titles.
 
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